Without Warning

Without Warning

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
6
When an inexplicable miles-high energy wave wipes out ninety-nine percent of the U.S. population, the survivors struggle to meet the unimaginable challenges.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345502896
0345502892
Branch Call Number: SF BIRMINGHA 2009
Characteristics: 516 pages : map ; 25 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

y
yo918
Oct 16, 2017

What a good book. This guy sure tells it like it, and how it likely would be if the USA suddenly became a second rate power. Probably a few groups not too pleased with how they are depicted here, but hey, the truth sometimes hurts. Highly recommended, looking forward to reading book two in the trilogy.

s
Sabre3
Jan 05, 2016

Interesting concept, great action sequences.

JCLDianeH May 30, 2013

Having read Birmingham's Axis of Time trilogy and loved it, I was looking forward to his next series. While I can't say that I liked Without Warning as much as the Axis of Time books, I still enjoyed it. I am fond of going down the "what if" road. What if America underwent a cataclysmic change, one that affected the whole world? Of course, I always look at the personal angle - how would it affect me and my loved ones? How would I react? It's definitely led me to appreciate my life right now and to see how much I take for granted.

j
jkeaton
Jun 07, 2012

A disappointing book, overall, as the premise could have produced more interesting characters and situations, and fewer well-worn stereotypes and expletives. Birmingham is clearly aiming to have this turned into a screenplay for a summer blockbuster movie, as the gratuitous violence and car chases of the portions of the book set in Paris would translate well to the big screen - unfortunately, those parts are full of factual errors about the French and do nothing to advance the plot.

Read this book only if you need your "pro-America" biases re-inforced. Birmingham spends a lot of time in the book 'proving' how the world can't go on without the USA.

jimbedley Sep 30, 2011

Birmingham's Axis of Time Trilogy was absolutely brilliant. Naturally one has high expectations of this new work. Sadly, it disappoints utterly and completely on many levels. John: stop trying so hard to be "kuhl". We don't need page after page of expletives. We do need better explanations of why things behave the way they do in your book.

b
bgirlrose
Mar 02, 2010

definitly different. worth the read. and I will read his After America due in Aug 2010. great book to get you thinking.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top