Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

An explosion of incalculable magnitude in Yellowstone Park propelled lava and ash across the landscape and into the atmosphere, forever altering the climate of the entire continent. Nothing grows from the tainted soil. Stalled and stilled machines function only as statuary.   People have been scraping by on the excess food and goods produced before the eruption. But suppli An explosion of incalculable magnitude in Yellowstone Park propelled lava and ash across the landscape and into the ...

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Title:Things Fall Apart
Author:Harry Turtledove
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Things Fall Apart
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:394 pages pages

Things Fall Apart Reviews

  • Holly Booms Walsh
    Oct 14, 2014
    Turtledove write lots of very skillful sweeping sagas, and you see his experience in the telling of this story. The story centers on the Fergusen family: father, new wife and daughter, ex-wife, adult daughter, and two adult sons. The storyline and perspectives shift from one to another...
  • Matthew
    Jan 03, 2014
    Not sure why I keep reading books by this author... but there are some fun quirky characters, good literary and cultural references. Jumped in at #3 in the series because I happened to see it at the library. I've read most of HT's alternate history novels, and this is more traditional ...
  • Cristobal
    Jul 10, 2016
    Repetitive, pointless and full of unlikable people. I was rooting for the corrupt boyfriend and the deteriorating weather. ...
  • Suzanne Johnson
    Jul 30, 2017
    Review to come on blog covering trilogy 8-1-17. www.suzannejohnsonauthor.com. ...
  • Robert
    Dec 25, 2013
    This series has been an interesting one. The author does a nice job writing a story of a family, some here and some there, and their tale of day to day life after the huge volcanic eruption at Yellowstone. This seems a bit off from the other military alternate history that I really enj...
  • Evelyn
    May 07, 2014
    This story had such good potential but I thought fell so, so short. I felt it didn't completely end - I mean, sure, the author tried to tie up the lose ends with all the characters, but most importantly, what happened to the world? In his scenario, how long was it before things went ba...
  • Linda
    May 16, 2014
    Geologists have been telling us for years that the volcanic "hot spot" under Yellowstone National Park is a ticking time bomb. In the Supervolcano trilogy (Eruption, All Fall Down, and Things Fall Apart), Mr. Turtledove takes a probable future event and extrapolates the world afterward...
  • Paul Lunger
    Feb 25, 2014
    The 3rd book in Harry Turtledove's "Supervolcano" series, "Things Fall Apart" continues the multifaceted storyline begun in "All Fall Down" in this alternate America where the Yellowstone supervolcano goes off. Each piece of the family of Colin Ferguson undergoes continued change from ...
  • Barbara Jungbauer
    Feb 06, 2017
    I hate winter but I'm enjoying these stories. Honestly though, Harry, women are not lumped into the categories of "perfect angel" or "horrific hell bitch". There is a wide spectrum of female personalities. ...
  • Andrea
    Jan 06, 2014
    I wanted something to read and seeing this new at the library picked it up. End of the world dystopian type stories are a guilty pleasure of mine. The concept of the story is interesting, a major volcanic eruption in Yellowstone from a previously though dormant volcano, causes major up...
  • Rick Bavera
    Jun 26, 2018
    An enjoyable read. Following the lives of Colin Ferguson and his family after the supervolcano. The one thing that bothered me was the repetition of phrases like (paraphrasing here) "since the volcano" and also repetition of things, very explicitly, from within the same book. Sort ...
  • Kcshrader
    Feb 23, 2014
    I had high hopes for this book -- S.M. Stirling praises Harry Turtledove, and since I love Stirling's work, so I thought I was in for a treat. Unfortunately, Things Fall Apart was a strong disappointment. Maybe it's because I accidentally began with the 3rd book in the trilogy, but ...
  • Ronald Tobin
    Jan 06, 2014
    With this title I was hoping that Turtledove would finally address an all out collapse of society in the US as a result of the impact on climate and basic life because of the eruption. Sadly, he barely touched on this. The weather keeps getting colder, the power grid for the Great Lake...
  • Richard Rosenthal
    May 21, 2017
    A novel length epilogue. ...
  • David
    Dec 29, 2013
    Can't say if this is the end of this series or not. I'm sure Harry can write more if he wants to and a couple of the story lines are not at a point where you are satisfied with where it is at. Guess we'll just have to see what Harry has in mind. I think there is one thing about his ...
  • Theresa
    Mar 02, 2014
    Let me apologize at the beginning. I did not like this book. I liked the first two, but most of this book is just the post-eruption day to day lives of the characters from the previous books. No real action or story thread. But since I?d already read the first two books, I slogged t...
  • Damien Crawford
    Sep 17, 2015
    Like others I agree this book was a chore to get though at times. One of the main things was the fact there was a lot of repetition to the passages. For example it's seems evertime the book focused on Vanessa we got the history of her past relationships repeated. It seems every charact...
  • Kenneth
    Jan 24, 2014
    This is the third in a series - I read the first two about a year ago. The starter is when the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park erupts. This is a true possibility - most of the park sits in a volcanic caldera that last blew up about 750,000 years ago. Hopefully it won't hap...
  • Brad
    Jul 13, 2019
    I'll admit I am probably being generous. This book, and this series kind of meandered along without any real plot lines for a while. The volcano blew and we followed our entrepid cast of characters through the first book. Then the weather got worse in the second book. Now the third boo...
  • Leo Knight
    Nov 10, 2015
    The third in this series. The Ferguson clan must deal with even greater changes caused by the explosion of the Yosemite caldera. Summers grow cold and short. Winters grow colder and longer. Food becomes even more scarce, first because the Midwest was buried under feet of volcanic ash, ...
  • Joel Flank
    Oct 07, 2018
    The final book in the Supervolcano series continues the story of the Ferguson clan and friends, in a world devastated by the after affects of the Supervolcano eruption 10 years before. While it's an enjoyable read, seeing how well written characters who seem realistic and (mostly) lika...
  • Chris Bailey
    May 31, 2014
    Ok. Granted I happened to pick up #3 in a series but it was so poorly written I couldn't continue. Yikes. This guy has written a zillion books. Some of the must be better than this one! ...
  • Casseus Holt
    Nov 21, 2015
    While no big struggles aside from one character's relationship breakdown and another shocking twist, the story line is as people say. Lacking a main plot line. As some readers notice, the book merely follows through the average days of citizens in a post-apocalyptic world. However, why...
  • Danny
    Jun 04, 2017
    about what I expected, the drama is...ok. The slow decay and realignment of civilization is interesting but everything still feels disconnected somehow. I just wanted to finish the series. ...
  • Eric Leeson
    Jan 26, 2018
    I enjoyed the ending of this book. While it was not as suspenseful as I expected, the slow collapse of our infrastructure, the struggle to maintain the pre-eruption quality of life has failed, but things can get better. I was hoping for a Revolution, or at least a major upheaval. A goo...
  • Timothy Hoffman
    Jan 24, 2019
    Good conclusion (?) to the series. The series actually could continue if the author ever wishes to do so, but this leaves the characters in a good place but without major unresolved issues beyond life itself. Very interesting premise from the first book in the series to the third surro...
  • Andrew Pritchard
    May 16, 2019
    Eh, not my favorite Turtledove novel. It mostly follows the day-to-day lives of the characters and completes the trilogy, so I guess it did its job. ...
  • Stefan Garcia
    Mar 05, 2018
    There were some interesting peeks into possible plots, but the story just kind of wandered and never seemed to catalyze. ...
  • Rita
    Apr 02, 2019
    Love this series. ...
  • John Roberts
    May 18, 2018
    Finished this book just now, and like the second it is not a standalone and not even as somewhat interesting as the second or fun like the first. The secondary plot of the catching of the South Bay Strangler is five and now it was more about coping in an America covered in ash and snow...