This book is brutal.
I would hope that the rest of the world would not revert to some huge Hunger Games style form of things if a nuclear war throughout the world happened, but yeah, we probably would.
I do like the characters of Josh, Swan, and Leona. I really am not feeling jumping back and forth among the other plots though. I know that McCammon is probably doing this since they are all going to link up. I keep comparing this to King's "The Stand" which is just making me want to re-read that book.