"Hiram" and "Levi" are two Texan, D&D playing, and very disaffected college students living in the small university town of Slade. Unlike most college students, however, they have a Plan - a capital P plan. See, after the switch from Analog TV to Digital TV broadcasting, the abandoned airwaves were taken over by ''Salvage'', an anarchic collection of survivalists, radio enthusiasts, and graffitists broadcasting and repeating weak signals with cheap equipment. Through Salvage, "Hiram" and "Levi" can get the news of [[JustBeforeTheEnd what's really happening in the world]], and more importantly, a distorted but workable Plan to survive and thrive in the aftermath.

So with that, Hiram and Levi [[FiveManBand and more]] fight their way through the collapsing government, and more importantly, dozens of others with their own Plans.

This book by first-time author Darin Bradley has been described as "LordOfTheFlies [[XMeetsY meets]] TheZombieSurvivalGuide (without zombies)", and that's probably a fair description. Published in August 2010.

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!!''Noise'' contains examples of:

* ADarkerMe: Followers of the Plan(s) do this in real life, to the extent of making up pseudonyms and painting their faces. [[spoiler:It's an exploit of psychology to make it easier for them to kill people.]]
* {{Analysis}}: Oddly, the author (a [=PhD=] in English) includes a short analysis of his own novel in the back.
* AndManGrewProud: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]].
* ApocalypseHow: Class 0. It's implied to be some kind of farming problem, and there's no real reason to believe that it affected anywhere outside of North America.
* CozyCatastrophe: The Plan basically boils down to [[spoiler:enforcing this, by declaring everybody outside the group an enemy whose welfare is ignorable]].
* FacialMarkings: Near everybody, which is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] and [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* {{Hallucinations}}
* InvokedTrope: Many.
* JustBeforeTheEnd
* ThePromisedLand: The Place. Yes, that's what it's called.
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