77 Days in September by Ray Gorham

Update:  Today (Jan 27, 2012), the electronic book 77 Days in September by Ray Gorham has now passed 5,000 copies sold.  It’s only available on amazon and keeps breaking records.  It’s not even in hardcopy yet.  The interesting part is that a publisher has not even pounced on the book yet.  People and readers just keep buying it and then refer others.  Let’s see how many books are sold by the end of the year.  Good luck Ray. (Oh, we just uploaded the new cover released today on the 5000 book milestone (below).)   


So here’s my yearly book review. I felt it fitting for this website as its from a Montana author Ray Gorham who wrote 77 days in September.  The book has been published about 5 months now and I was informed that over 1500 books so far have already been sold.  It’s only available on Kindle at this time but a great read   

 It took me awhile to find the logic of 77 Days in September title.  I really enjoyed the book as I was able to relate to the characters, ideas and situations the author portrayed. It sure made interesting conversation at the possibility of an EMP detonating above the United States and if I’d be ready.  I enjoy books and movies that have a mission in mind based on good uplifting principles.  I saw symbolism that opened my eyes from a perspective of a Christian and the battles one has internally between good and evil.  I got some good ideas from the characters in the book that were prepared and how their preparation was beneficial for others. I got a real sense of how grateful I am to live in Montana, out in the country, living next to family enjoying the many freedoms I and my family have.  I’ve lived out of the country before and understand the lack of government, law enforcement and civility at times of crisis so I could relate somewhat to the situation or the lack of some basic necessities in that case.    I’d love to see this book into a screenplay because I enjoy action movies.  Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic in a way but glad the book ended the way it did.  Maybe the next book will end different but it was a good start to a series (hint hint).  Great read, thought provoking and inspiring!

Here’s the link to Amazon to buy it and download it. 

Here’s other reviews about the book. 


Product Description – About the book

On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America. The blast, an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP), destroys every electrical device in the country, and results in the crippling of the power grid, the shutting down of modern communications, and bringing to a halt most forms of transportation.

Kyle narrowly escapes when his airplane crashes on take-off, only to find himself stranded 2,000 miles from home in a country that has been forced, from a technological standpoint, back to the 19th Century. Confused, hurt, scared, and alone, Kyle must make his way across a hostile continent to a family he’s not even sure has survived the effects of the attack. As Kyle forges his way home, his frightened family faces their own struggles for survival in a community trying to halt its slow spiral into chaos and anarchy.

77 Days in September follows Kyle and his wife, Jennifer, as they are stretched past their breaking point, but find in their devotion to each other the strength to persevere.

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Additional info FYI:

What is an EMP? An EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) is a magnetic pulse that overwhelms, and thus destroys, all electronic devices exposed to it. It is the most serious threat faced by a technologically advanced society. An EMP can be human caused, through the detonation of a nuclear bomb high above the atmosphere, or natural, through a severe geo-magnetic storm. In multiple reports prepared for Congress, scientists predict the complete destruction of modern American society and question our ability to ever recover if we are the target of an EMP attack. Further, some predict the death toll in America in the aftermath of such an event to be in excess of 200 million.

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