Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Review: The Rule of Three
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It was just a normal afternoon in the computer lab at school when the power went out. What wasn’t normal was when Adam Daley learned that it wasn’t a typical power outage. Everything that required a computer to run (phones, cars and all other smart devices) were dead in the water. Luckily Adam had an older car without a computer and was able to get his twin siblings and a couple of friends home. No one knows why this happens or when it will be fixed. Adam’s neighborhood gathers together and develops a plan for survival. Will they be able to withstand the vigilante groups forming up in the surrounding area? Do they have what it takes to survive?
The Rule of Three is a fast paced post-apocalyptic tale that will grab readers by their electronic dependent thoughts and hurtle them along a story that will cause them to question their readiness. How long would you survive if ALL infrastructures failed? Walters created a very plausible story that could happen at any time. What I liked the most is the fact that no one really knows why? There was no magic information delivered to the community that explained what happened. They are truly in the dark. Although the likelihood of a neighborhood community including a police captain, police, fire, medical, mechanical, engineers AND an ex-spy is probably infinitesimal, it does make for a fascinating read. The book appears to be a stand-alone novel and the ending is satisfying, but readers will see the openings needed to create more books in this new America.
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