I finally came across a copy of the book last weekend and finished it yesterday as I have been off work with the flu. I think it is worth a read, I went through it pretty quick and I think there is a sequel either done or about to be released. I remembered to look for it because I heard Kunstler interviewed on a talk show as I was driving home last week. You can listen to the interview http://www.wspd.com/cc-common/podcast/s ... _27158.mp3
I think it was a good and fair one. I do think a couple things about the book were a little off, who would still be putting out electric power after all those years to customers who had no ability to pay? Any regional producer would have cut out all the distant circuits to make their station local and stable and able to support its maintenance from local users who bartered for it. Other than that I picture a lot of the more knowledgeable locals having someone around who could manufacture new ammunition, probably using black powder instead of cordite, to keep hunting and self defense weapons working. Surely someone would have become a local gunsmith in that cultural environment.