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*** DOOM books - What's your favorite SHTF read? ***

 
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*** DOOM books - What's your favorite SHTF read? ***
I'm thinking of books that contain plausible scenarios for when TSHTF, and it's basically lights out for all or most of humanity, and the book has some value in terms of imparting some real survival knowledge or a survivor mindset.

My top choices are:
1) The Stand
2) Patriots
3) Lucifer's Hammer (Have it, haven't read it yet)
4) One Second After (Haven't read it yet)
5) The Road (Have it, haven't read it yet)
6) Alas, Babylon (the first post-nuclear doom ever written)

Am I missing some good ones?

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I'm thinking of books that contain plausible scenarios for when TSHTF, and it's basically lights out for all or most of humanity, and the book has some value in terms of imparting some real survival knowledge or a survivor mindset.

My top choices are:
1) The Stand
2) Patriots
3) Lucifer's Hammer (Have it, haven't read it yet)
4) One Second After (Haven't read it yet)
5) The Road (Have it, haven't read it yet)
6) Alas, Babylon (the first post-nuclear doom ever written)

Am I missing some good ones?
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Martha Stewart cook book. It's total destruction for humanity.
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"One Second After" by William R. Forstchen will scare the shit out of you.
It describes life after an EMP event wipes out the grid.
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"One Second After"...gives excellent "play by play" of how long it will take for every aspect of society to break down and I used to live in Black Mountain, NC so the visual of the locations in the book brought it a little closer to home.

The Bible...say what you want but if you REALLY want to know the sequence of events and some inside glimpse of how it will all go down, the Bible's prophecies are 100% accurate. You want "Zombies", it's in there ("And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them." Revelation 9:6)

You want to know why everyone is having dreams of future catastrophic events? It's in there! ("And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams." Acts 2:17)

You want alien abductions, it's even in there ("...They shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay." Daniel 2:43)

The Bible even gives you the only way to be protected from all that is coming and not be fearful. It's like a book that reveals all the winning lottery numbers. Who wouldn't want to read THAT book?
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"One Second After"...gives excellent "play by play" of how long it will take for every aspect of society to break down and I used to live in Black Mountain, NC so the visual of the locations in the book brought it a little closer to home.

The Bible...say what you want but if you REALLY want to know the sequence of events and some inside glimpse of how it will all go down, the Bible's prophecies are 100% accurate. You want "Zombies", it's in there ("And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them." Revelation 9:6)

You want to know why everyone is having dreams of future catastrophic events? It's in there! ("And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams." Acts 2:17)

You want alien abductions, it's even in there ("...They shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay." Daniel 2:43)

The Bible even gives you the only way to be protected from all that is coming and not be fearful. It's like a book that reveals all the winning lottery numbers. Who wouldn't want to read THAT book?
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The Road - Cormac McCarthy
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The Road - Cormac McCarthy
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#5 on my list. I've got it sitting on my "Must Read Fiction" shelf. Have you read it? Have you seen the movie (I haven't)? How do they compare?
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I think one second after is your best bet so you should get your hands on a copy and read it A.S.A.P
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World War Z
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If you are into comics then the Walking dead series.
They are on issue #83 or #84 now.

It goes much further than the show obviously.
The first TV season is equal to about maybe first 8 issues or so (of the comic).
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Oooh, yeah, forgot WWZ, thoroughly enjoyed that outstanding "sequel" to "Zombie Survival Guide".

Didn't know about "Collapse", will look that up...
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If you are into comics then the Walking dead series.
They are on issue #83 or #84 now.

It goes much further than the show obviously.
The first TV season is equal to about maybe first 8 issues or so (of the comic).
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Dude, are you kidding? I own the entire series! :-)
In fact I think #83 is out this week...
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The Road - Cormac McCarthy
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#5 on my list. I've got it sitting on my "Must Read Fiction" shelf. Have you read it? Have you seen the movie (I haven't)? How do they compare?
 Quoting: Comedian


They're both miserably depressing. The movie does a good job staying
true to the book. Of course, the book is always better.
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The most harrowing book to ever be printed, the book that caused millions to weep bitterly by making America face inconceivable reality of life itself. Yes I am discussing the tragedy that most will never face or do with great trepidation.

I'm talking about Travis killing Old Yeller.

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One of my absolute favorites is "On the Beach". I have also recently finished reading two books by Phillip Wylie "Triumph" and "Tomorrow".
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The Road - Cormac McCarthy
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#5 on my list. I've got it sitting on my "Must Read Fiction" shelf. Have you read it? Have you seen the movie (I haven't)? How do they compare?
 Quoting: Comedian


They're both miserably depressing. The movie does a good job staying
true to the book. Of course, the book is always better.
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I've heard that. Well, the book is on the shelf, and I've upped the DVD on Netflix to #1.
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The world at the end of time.

Fredrick Pohl

It's a story on how mankind sends a ship to a new earth many light years away. It just so happens an entity (who lives inside of stars) who is as old as the universe itself sets the group of stars that mankind settled circulating at the speed of light so that the stars may last longer than the universe that surrounds them. Billions of years later the humans become extremely advanced and the lonely entity makes contact and I can't tell you the rest.
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The most harrowing book to ever be printed, the book that caused millions to weep bitterly by making America face inconceivable reality of life itself. Yes I am discussing the tragedy that most will never face or do with great trepidation.

I'm talking about Travis killing Old Yeller.


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You are spot on!
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"Patriots" by James Wesley Rawles. Many great survival tips!

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I'm thinking of books that contain plausible scenarios for when TSHTF, and it's basically lights out for all or most of humanity, and the book has some value in terms of imparting some real survival knowledge or a survivor mindset.

My top choices are:
1) The Stand
2) Patriots
3) Lucifer's Hammer (Have it, haven't read it yet)
4) One Second After (Haven't read it yet)
5) The Road (Have it, haven't read it yet)
6) Alas, Babylon (the first post-nuclear doom ever written)

Am I missing some good ones?
 Quoting: Comedian


The book of Revelation.
Apocalypse ( "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted.
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The Devil’s Children
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The Devil’s Children is the third book in a trilogy where a strange noise causes humanity to hate and destroy machinery and technology with society reverting to pre-industrial times.

Still love that book.
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Book: LightsOut

[link to www.survivalmonkey.com]

Movie: Book of Eli

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One second after is the best book I've ever read.
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The world at the end of time.

Fredrick Pohl

It's a story on how mankind sends a ship to a new earth many light years away. It just so happens an entity (who lives inside of stars) who is as old as the universe itself sets the group of stars that mankind settled circulating at the speed of light so that the stars may last longer than the universe that surrounds them. Billions of years later the humans become extremely advanced and the lonely entity makes contact and I can't tell you the rest.
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[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Lucifer's Hammer

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Fiction: THE STAND by Stephen King

Non-Fiction: 2012 - Catastrophe or Awakening as per my sig below.

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"What The HELL Is Going On?..."

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Gotta say "The Stand" is, by far, the best fiction read out there concerning Doom.
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if im reading a book chances are it is buy hunter s thompson

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