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E Oh well Scottish Irish does it matter Another problem was two thirds of the story comprises of the family members riding
from their cottage to the village and home again over and over and over Hey their cottage to the village and home again over and over and over Hey will ou pick up a 9mm and a shitload of ammo while ou re in town Oh and a gallon of milk too Character development was lacking The people were all pretty vanilla but Dan the horse was pretty memorableI didn t feel this was a literary disaster rating only one star but neither did it leave me pleased about having read it Two stars is about right This book is about having read it Two stars is about right This book is a freebie on The cover caught my attention when I was looking for some TEOTWAWKI fiction On the cover it claims to be a The Kindle Book Reviews Best Indie Books of 2012 Semi Finalist I knew there was going to be trouble when in the first couple of paragraphs my inner grammar and punctuation nazi was painting the pages with red ink I kept with it though after having to deal with people bitching when I don t finish a book because it is fraught with GSP my own personal acronym for grammar spelling and punctuation errors But the worst sin if ou will of this entire book was the blatant racism against gypsies There are bad people from all walks of life but it seems that the author has a particular issues the travelling people and I found it to be distasteful Add to that the use of speech patterns within the text of the story outside of the dialog and the whole cause of the TEOTWAWKI scenario nuclear attacks within the US and attacks on England because they are American allies being forgotten about and the fact it is one of those serial books that failed to give a whole and decent conclusion within the first novel while at the same time hooking a reader to continue is what lead to my rating I will not be purchasing the next two novels in this series and I would have to be mighty impressed with a sample of another novel by the author to bother buying it My first apocalypse novel of the coronavirus pandemic Overall the story and flow are solid with the main characters not going all Walking Dead on ou ie acting incredibly stupid The premise however while initially uite believable nuclear war turns out to be not so much and it made for an unsatisfying end The author was kind enough to give me a copy of the ebook so before I even had a Kindle I started reading it on my computer And then I stopped at 61% and never took it up again for than a ear My bad not fair to the author This is really a 25 for me The story was good I am fine with post apocalyptic tales but I did have a hard time with the graphic violence perpetrated by the villain an Irish gypsy sociopath named Finn I am a little bothered also that it seems to perpetuate the stereotype of gypsies as a criminal element But a decent story overall I was very surprised though to find now as I went to look at other works by the author that while this book seemed to end uite finally at home in the US the story in fact continued through two novels Perhaps the author had a change of heart and changed the original ending Since the blurb for book 2 suggests that violence continues I ll probably pass April 2nd Review to follow need time to processApril 4th Foregoing the usual synopsis to get to the heart of the matter how on Earth did Susan Kiernan Lewis so accurately predict the futureWith the pandemic going on in the world this was a very hard book to read To a degree I knew it would be but I rather thought it would be akin to her other dystopian Series Stranded in France which is much light hearted This The Irish End Game series asks the incredibly difficult uestion how far would ou go to survive in a world that s been turned upside down Well I now know that I m a wimp these heroes are much much stronger than I could ever be And here s hoping we never have
face down the troubles they didAs with the initial books in her other series the author has divided audience From reading the Goodreads comments it seems the reviewers have very polarising stances about this book There is no middle of the road I ll be taking a break from this series since I m down to one last fingernail after chewing all the others to the uick as I read. Ngs in life Can a family skilled only in modern day suburbia and corporate workplaces learn to survive when the world is flung back a hundred ears When there is no internet no telephones no electricity and no cars And when every person near them is desperate to survive at any cos. Wake up to find the storms pushing their way to the resort which turned their lives upside down because of the effects of radioactive material produced Sara and David decide to pack up and bring along their son John on an adventurous journey During their escape they make the decision to embark on a journey to better the chances of survival while trying to stay in their normal ways Facing the threat of starvation is one of Sara and David s biggest worries while trying to care for their child While the storm lingers around the time change dates back hundreds of Mundane Grimoire years forced to evolve to the lack of transportation and lack of cellular connectivity During the next couple of months Sara David and John are forced to adapt to the connecting world of dangers around them Characterization Free Falling is told in third person point of view The main characters are Sarah David and John The protagonist is Sarah David and John because of the sympathy they have for each other in times of need The antagonist in this novel is the storm due to the amount of stress and inconveniences it portrays ThroughoutFree Falling all three of the characters experience many hardships and make the best decision possible even with the pressures that the storm produces and the lack of resources available SettingThis novel takes place throughout different parts of Ireland This novel takes place in the future and then the storm takes them back in time hundreds ofears ago explaining where and when Sarah and John endured the most struggles This impacts the storyline because of the lack of technology and changes in their lifestyle Recommendations I recommend Free Falling to a developed reader due to the complex word choice and sentence structures used throughout People who enjoy reading mystery and adventurous novels may find interest in this book I got this book thinking I wasn t going to like it but that I was going to give it a try anyways and the story ended up catching me entirely to the point that I know wish to learn things that could help me live without the regular commodities that we usually have This is book one of a series and I can t wait to read the next The Beverley Hillbillies Only In Reverse From the simplistic language and the uncomplicated plot I deduced this was aimed at the Young Adult market or Adult Numbskulls like me That said it s pretty dark and depressing and doesn t enthuse me into wanting to visit Ireland any time soon despite having a lot of Irish friends After reading this I d worry that a wandering band of Gypsies might jump me and steal my Hmm What would they steal Well my cell phone s buggered and I don t have money Maybe they "D Steal My Secret Home Brew Recipe "steal my secret home brew recipe my apologies to the Romani for even mentioning it I doubt many of our Traveller friends will be reading this book since they re the bad guys I liked the storyline and that the author got straight into it with no fart arsing about Big flash EMP nothing works welcome back Stone Age No cell phones no normal phones no imported Japanese toilet seats with optional bum wiping attachment Lucky the family in this story are in Ireland in a house with a wood stove wood heater wood powered everything except for the hay powered horses How handy Also handy was the cellar full of horsey food people food and seeds and a bunch of other handy stuff LUCKY THEY KNOW HOW TO RIDE LUCKY THEY HAVE they know how to ride lucky they have gun lucky they have neighbours who know stuff Lucky they also have chickens and goats In fact maybe TOO much luck By now the religion hating reviewers will have toasted the author for including way too many Christian references They didn t bother me but I kinda feel tis best to avoid Religion or Politics unless Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems you re writing specifically about Religion or Politics in which caseou better hide uickly Maybe the praying and God references could have just been toned down a wee bit What did hurt the book were the typos and grammar Are editors really that expensive The last half of the book seemed to have less typos and better editing Did the proofreaders only receive half the script Also terminology was a bit skew whiff with a few supposedly Irish words used that are actually Scottish Bairn for instanc. Their rural rustic little cottage in a far flung spot on the coast of Ireland is an international incident that leaves the family stranded and dependent on themselves for their survival Facing starvation as well as looters and opportunists they learn the hard way the important thi. I was given a free ebook Fear of Falling to review by Susan Kiernan Lewis It was a uick read I was easily drawn into the story With
to face down the troubles they didAs with the initial books in her other series the author has
a daughter and husband of my own I was continually thinking how we would survive in daughter and husband of my
own I was continually thinking how we would survive in situation like this family had been put inSarah I was continually thinking how we would survive in situation like this family had been put inSarah Woodson take their son Joh Only a couple of chapters in and I m already laughing at how poorly written this book is I am constantly having to stop to determine which person or animal her that is the author s pronouns refer to The actions of the characters are not believable We booked a vacation home but wound up in a shack with some horses that we have to now take care of Oh well we ll make the best of it and I still have et to determine how old the son John is supposed to be At times he seems very juvenile for his supposed age I have also run into several editing errors including the main character David being called MatAlso I was immediately offended when not 50 pages into the book the author s blatant racism came out In reference to who is attacking the US They re suggesting some place in the Middle East big surprise I understand that the opinions of a character some place in the Middle East big surprise I understand that the opinions of a character not necessarily that of the author s and that some would argue that David s statement is justified but it is a turn off for me I wouldn t give the book fewer stars for it but I also won t be recommending this book to anyone simply for that reason We shall see if the book takes a turn for the betterEdit Upon completion of the bookno it did not take a turn for the better The actions of the characters remained just as unbelievable and the writing didn t improve The timeline was hard to follow as well as time would jump weeks ahead a times between paragraphsI don t recommend this book I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion I was pleasantly surprised by this book I didn t know what to expect when I started reading it because I tend not to read ok maybe remember would be a better term back covers or summaries of books The story centres around a family comprised of an American philosophy professor Matt his high strung wife Sarah and their 10 ear old son John who are flung back to pioneer days when they are vacationing in rural Ireland I enjoyed how the author visualized the family coping with how to survive with no amenities available to them There were so many interesting and clever adaptations to this huge change in the family s circumstances such as learning how to spin the wool from sheep how to make butter from goat s milk and how to trap rabbits for example I could totally put myself in their shoes when they were problem solving with regards to what they needed to do to surviveThen it got really dark and I must admit that I was not uite prepared for the viciousness of the bad guys It reminded me of The Road where people seemed to have completely lost their humanity The story was already intense enough with the family just needing to survive especially with winter coming on so when the violence begins and escalates it makes it even intense perhaps bordering on uncomfortably soI also agree with other reviewers with regards to the praying and religious uotes in the text I personally could have done without it but it s not completely out of place eitherRegardless this was a very engaging story I was totally hooked from the start all the way to the last page Great story Personal response I think Susan Lewis demonstrates high creativity in Free Falling I enjoyed the large amounts of mysteries that are presented throughout the book One way Lewis shows her creativity in Free Falling is through the mystery of the types of storms the characters go through It s enjoyable to see all of the characters in the book progress in their emotions dealing with the storms that cut off communications to the public In the end I think that Susan created a novel that many audiences can connect to in term of the daily struggles that the characters go through Plot Free Falling is about Sara David and their child fighting the chaos of the storms while on vacation in Ireland Along the way Sara and David arrive with their son to experience the Irish culture in Ireland They. When David and Sarah Woodson take a much needed vacation with their ten ear old son John their intention is to find a relaxing remote spot to take a break from the artificial stimulation of their busy world back in Jacksonville Florida What happens within hours of settling in to.