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Old 07-09-2003, 05:27 AM   #1
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I haven't read too many of these, obviously the Stand by Stephen King when I was still at school, which I thought was pretty damn good (I was only 15 though) and I've also read Wrath of God by Robert Gleason which got some rave reviews but I thought was pretty average, but in the last couple of weeks I've had the chance to read Swan Song by Robert McCammon which blew me away. It was written in 1987 and the premise is a bit dated but the book itself is awesome - not many books that will have you reading up at 4:30 am when you have to get up at 7:30. [img]graemlins/wow.gif[/img] Definitely worth checking out for anyone who's into the genre, or even anyone who just wants a good read. Very gritty, very brutally realistic, animalistic even, but also very beautiful and touching. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Anyway, wanted to hear if there were any good books of this post-holocaust/end of the world genre that you'd like to share with us - I'd love to start getting more into it.
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Old 07-09-2003, 10:53 PM   #2
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Swan Song is definitely an excellent book [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:05 PM   #3
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Post apocalypse fiction:

“The Poastman” by David Brin (no NOT watch the movie)
“The Fifith Sacred Thing” by Starhawk”


I almost finished “The Stand” I had the massive unabridged version and I was about 90 pages from the end when I realized I didn’t care. I didn’t care about any of the characters, I didn’t care about how it would all end I just couldn’t force myself to finish reading it. Fifteen years later I have yet to pick up that book and read the last 90 days.
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Old 07-12-2003, 12:41 PM   #4
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Daniel Keys Moran, Armageddon Blues.

Do not walk - RUN to the used book store to look for his books.

Other books in the same storyline: Emerald Eyes, The Long Run, The Last Dancer


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Old 07-16-2003, 11:55 AM   #5
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Not to sure if this counts but you might want to try,
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller JR
Dr. BloodMoney by Philip K Dick

What is it that attracts you to this genre, as i may be able to suggest other books with similar themes.
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:45 PM   #6
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Check out The Chrysalids or The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.
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Old 07-16-2003, 06:05 PM   #7
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Hey, M, always love your threads on books. I personally loved Robert McCammon's "Boy's Life." It is an excellent read with a mix of mystery, horror and fantasy. Its not apocalyptic per se and yet it does carry throughout a sense of apocalypse. It is hard to explain but if you read it you'll see what I mean. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I will definitly look for his Swan Song.

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Old 07-28-2003, 04:14 PM   #8
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Its a movie not a book but has anyone seen the English show (I think its english) called "Threads"? Seriously intense.
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