Plan and Prep: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
I had chosen to read Plan and Prep: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by Alex Newton based on some recommendations. While the book covered a lot of great information I did not like it.
There are a lot of great points in this book, but to me there was really two separate books in one. The first part covered the fictional Bill Jones family,who is not inspired by the Bill Jones that reads here to the best of my knowledge, and different calamities that they encounter.
There are great examples made by the author as he learns from a house fire and how he could be more prepared for future things. In helps out as they suffer from a flash flood. Again these are all good points to learn from. The next problem was a flu pandemic that ended up killing millions of Americans.
The author lost me when the recovery from that was contained in about 4 paragraphs. I believe his intentions were to cover scenarios and not focus on the after effects, but there have been several novels written covering just a flu pandemic. I would have liked to seen more details about recovery from an event.
The last great obstacle is a bout fighting the Zombie Flu based on an act of terrorism. It seems that our family once again defies the odds and makes it through the event. I would like to see a little more reality in the books I read. This covers the first 45% of the book per my Kindle(I went back and searched via Kindle and by page 59 the story is done).
The rest of the book covers the authors personal opinions on everything from types of Zombies, Survival Basics, and how different areas of the country would be affected for different events. There is some very useful information contained in this section.
I finished reading the book and can say that I did not care for it. The author delivered a well written book. It contained a lot of great information, but I believe that the combination of the storyline and how to was not what I wanted to read. If they were in standalone formats they would probably do better for me, but I felt like there was a lot more development and storyline development that could be done with the Jones Family.