February 7, 2012

Book #17 of 2012...

A Land of Ash Edited by David Dalgish

From Goodreads.com:

The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted once every 600,000 years. We're 40,000 years overdue.


Lava flows stretch for hundreds of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying crops, and falling upon the Pacific Coast like a warm, dead snow. The remnants of the United States flees south as the global temperatures plummet.Amid this total devastation are stories of families, friends, sons and fathers and wives: the survivors. Within are eleven stories focusing on the human element of such a catastrophe, from an elderly couple gathering to await their death to a father sealing his shelter in hopes of keeping the air breathable for his daughter. Contributing to this collection include many popular and up-and-coming independent authors, including David McAfee, Daniel Arenson, and more.

My take:

4 out of 5 stars. This was a fun book. Obviously the story line isn't fun but it was really enjoyable to read short stories by many different authors along the same story line with some of the same elements. I really liked this book.

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