Glen TateGlen Tate has led an amazing life – and one that took a surprising turn. He grew up poor in the rural logging town of Forks, Washington. He worked hard to become a successful professional with a job in the political arena. Thinking he’d finally made it and everything was great, he was stunned to
299 DAYS III: THE COMMUNITY
The Community reunites Grant Matson with his family after his wife, children, and in-laws accept that the only way to survive the Collapse is to flee the comfort of their suburban lives and join him at his isolated cabin in the woods. With riots becoming more violent, power outages more widespread, and the military crumbling, Grant and others throughout Washington State realize they must organize if they want to endure. From the secure confines of the relocated state capitol building, to a rural self-sustaining farm, to the developing community of Pierce Point, The Community explores the mental, emotional, and physical changes everyone must make to adapt to a collapsed society. The years of preparing and training position Grant to lead Pierce Point as he begins to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics and unpredictable situations to help build a new community that can withstand the threats closing in on them. Will people join forces or stand alone? Can communities successfully organize themselves in times of chaos? Will what is left of government help those who cannot help themselves? And if so, at what cost?
"I have been patiently waiting for the third book of the 299 Days series since I finished the first two in a couple of days.
This third installment doesn't disappoint as we move further into the collapse and see how it plays out at the family/community level. We see Grant and his efforts to organize his community for survival, and the challenges they face in security, food, communications, and also in how to meld together a bunch of people who are forced by circumstance to work together. On the other hand, we see the efforts of the dysfunctional state government in its final throes as they organize their bands of brown shirts and try to retain control of the citizenry through force and fear, all the while living high on the hog themselves. I imagine Nancy Pelosi as I read about the Nancy in the story.
Can't wait to read the fourth book, I hope this remains fiction. But I prepare as if it is non-fiction."
- Amazon Review