Book review: The Nuclear Catastrophe

The Nuclear Catastrophe is set on the West Coast of America in the aftermath of an explosion at a nuclear powerplant. The novel focuses on the immediate days after the impact as society breaks down.

The book goes into detail, as it becomes clear that millions have been affected and have no-where to go, with other areas of America looking to contain the disaster and prevent sickness being spread. It shows how quickly society breaks down in the aftermath of an horrific event and also the terrible deaths and illnesses that would be caused by the release. Whilst looking to be realistic in these senses, it appears unrealistic in others, with nearby towns seeming to have no contingency plans and many people unaware of the danger of radiation. Ignoring these anomalies, I enjoyed the book.

Rating (out of 5): ****


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