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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #90 on: October 16, 2012, 08:39:06 PM »

Alan, didn't you just love that ending, with the sound of Lisa's SUV crunching the gravel, coming up the road to Pierce Point?  That is just pure joy and elation, right there, distilled down into a sentence.  Good work, G!


Thanks, backwoods. You know where I got that idea?  From a Lucinda Williams song called "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" (hence the name of that chapter).  Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxpPL_aY190&playnext=1&list=PL643BE74E92944F03&feature=results_main

This song started playing on my iPod as I was staring at the road in front of the cabin and thinking about what I'd do if my wife didn't come there when SHTF.

This song is in the soundtrack for the book.  http://299days.com/soundtrack/

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #91 on: October 17, 2012, 10:14:43 AM »
Heavy G, I really appreciate the book's soundtrack.  I hope when 299 Days is filmed, your soundtrack is incorporated.  I'd never heard of Ganstagrass before, but I've got "Long Hard Times to Come" now :-)

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #92 on: October 17, 2012, 11:08:23 AM »
Thanks, backwoods. You know where I got that idea?  From a Lucinda Williams song called "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" (hence the name of that chapter).  Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxpPL_aY190&playnext=1&list=PL643BE74E92944F03&feature=results_main

This song started playing on my iPod as I was staring at the road in front of the cabin and thinking about what I'd do if my wife didn't come there when SHTF.

This song is in the soundtrack for the book.  http://299days.com/soundtrack/

Because this forum is awesome and has improved my life for the better, I spent 10 minutes and made a playlist on grooveshark:

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/299+Days+Soundtrack/78442499

There were a few missing tracks I couldn't find - but collaboration is enabled if anyone wants to fill in the few missing tracks.
It was semi-automated (computer geek here), so there may be mistakes.  Again, feel free to make corrections.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2012, 08:19:36 PM »
Awesome, smurfhunter.  It's weird to see all those songs that really influenced me there on a soundtrack.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2012, 06:37:52 PM »
after reading this book, did anyone else get a slight case of "prepper panic"?

It honestly me made me double check my efforts on prepping.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #95 on: October 30, 2012, 07:40:44 PM »
I have to admit to some prepper panic, I started working out more, lost 11lbs this month, picked up an AR, and some additional supplies. Can't wait for the next two books to come out.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #96 on: October 30, 2012, 08:46:22 PM »
Awesome, N. Cal., on the weight loss and the addition of the AR.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #97 on: December 16, 2012, 01:38:33 PM »
Awesome book! My favorite part  was when Lisa finally woke up and beat the shit out of Nancy Ringman. Just bought book three and can't wait for the family to meet back up.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #98 on: December 16, 2012, 05:30:04 PM »
Awesome book! My favorite part  was when Lisa finally woke up and beat the shit out of Nancy Ringman. Just bought book three and can't wait for the family to meet back up.

Yeah, that was a pretty cool scene  :clap:

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #99 on: December 23, 2012, 09:32:34 AM »
Skipped the first book.. Read the second.

Good book but way to short to justify the 9 buck plus price tag. If this is the way the others are I find it difficult to shell out 100 bucks for a bunch of novellas.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #100 on: December 23, 2012, 11:02:34 AM »
Number 2 is the shortest by quite a bit. The story had an odd timing to it, and it really did need a break right then.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #101 on: December 23, 2012, 03:23:47 PM »
Number 2 is the shortest by quite a bit. The story had an odd timing to it, and it really did need a break right then.


Shame then that it was the one that I bought via kindle. Still seems high for an electronic version of a ten part series. I am all for supporting one of our own but 100 bucks for fiction is more than I want to fork over. There are better ways to spend a C note considering the times we are in.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #102 on: June 06, 2013, 05:03:45 AM »
An interesting take on how the collapse will happen. I too, feel it will be somewhat partial depending on where you are. Other countries have had economic disasters that didn't end up in total free for all Mad Max scenario. Why would we be different? I also feel better about my situation. At least my neighbors, friends and family have enough sense to own firearms and not have an ideological opposition to using them when necessary.

My only knock is the price to material ration. I read all five books since last Friday but I did enjoy them  :P.

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #103 on: August 29, 2013, 08:14:04 AM »
after reading this book, did anyone else get a slight case of "prepper panic"?

It honestly me made me double check my efforts on prepping.

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I really hate his wife, anyone else? Why is she such a stubborn pain in the ass? Makes me appreciate my lady even more!

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Re: 299 Days: The Collapse (Book Two) - book discussion [SPOILER ALERT]
« Reply #104 on: August 29, 2013, 09:38:08 AM »
:) I absolutely could not stand her either.