Devon PorterDevon Porter, author of After the Crumble, shocked at the fragile and toxic state of farming across the planet, began prepping and growing his own food. He currently raises chickens, blueberries, and pork, using natural techniques. After studying slow collapse theory, Devon came to the conclusion that the Crumble is happening now, and will continue
AFTER THE CRUMBLE
Our future has crumbled. In the late 2020s, the grid finally flickered out for the last time, succumbing to attacks from a newly formed Resistance, fuel scarcity, and general entropy.
It is now the year 2037 and many have died, with the few that managed to escape death solely concerned with their daily survival. Gavin Collier is one of those lucky few, but survival alone isn’t enough for him anymore. Recognizing that the meaning of life didn’t crumble along with the rest of the world, he embarks on a dangerous and personal journey for reasons that few can understand. After leaving his home for the first time in years, Gavin must commit murder in order to save his life, only surviving through good luck and sheer force of will.
The series of events that follow will alter Gavin’s life forever. He finds true love for the first time, and when his love makes the journey to join Gavin at his family farm, the violence and evil of the outside world follows her there. Renewed by hope and the power of love, Gavin will do whatever it takes to protect his future wife and the remaining members of his beloved family, as the dangerous forces close in on his cherished farm and small community.
Gavin’s family had been surviving with little help from the outside world, but now they must come together with their neighbors to fight for their land and those they love. Personalities clash, lives are lost, and fear is inescapable. They all must struggle to keep their humanity in this new, brutal world. Gavin knows that they must prevail at all costs, and keep the flames of freedom and faith burning during one of humanity’s darkest times. Doing so is the only way to make life worth living, and worth something more than just survival.
"The book hooked me from the beginning because I had to keep reading so I could find out what the heck the main character (Gavin) was willing to risk his neck to search/discover. I love a good treasure hunt! My favorite thing about this book is the way the author weaves in an appreciation for Mother Nature and all her creatures (especially man's best friend). It really sends the message of "Preserve and Protect" our natural resources because we will need them! All the computers in the world won't save us. One thing that stood out to me, was the way the author describes actions and events......the reader gets a tactile/physical experience (of what it is like to be camping or hiking or nursing a wound) along with reading the thoughts/emotions of the characters. I'm one of those people who reads the news and says: "Maybe human beings are a species too greedy and stupid to survive" but I'm not an "apocalypse" theory follower. This book describes a very different societal collapse...not an apocalypse but a crumble. I have seen small "tent villages" popping up in the US (homeless people who prefer to hunt/camp than sleep on a park bench with a sign begging for money. Could happen to any of us. This books is definitely worth a read for anyone interested in the historical events that lead to a bad economy and the propaganda that has been used to lead our civilization to what may be an avoidable demise."
- Amazon Review