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Path to Savagery

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...in the savage and dying world most of the survivors of the great war were either Flockers, who guarded their food, water and weapons jealously, or Neanderthals, who had totally reverted to barbarism.

Falk was a Loner. He had to keep moving, looking. Looking for a woman, yes, but also for something more.

In a ruined city, in the huge, dank, flooded caverns of a gigantic
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Paperback, 1st U.S. Edition, 174 pages
Published January 1969 by Avon Books
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Raegan Butcher
May 02, 2008 Raegan Butcher rated it it was amazing
In my opinion Path To Savagery is one of the all-time great post apocalyptic novels and it is ripe for re-discovery.

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Jun 15, 2017 Checkman rated it liked it
A cold war era post-apocalyptic novel written by one of the most prolific pulp fiction authors of the time. There were other PA novels before Path to Savagery,but it seems that Path was influential in that it was one of the first to focus on the solitary man of action who survives by his wits and skills. The difference between I Am Legend and Path to Savagery is the protagonist in Path is not dealing with angst and depression. He's simply a survivor who doesn't have a lot of emotional baggage t ...more
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Feb 26, 2017 Joseph rated it it was amazing
An excellent post-apocalyptic adventure. Falk is a Loner, one who wanders Earth's wastelands living on his own and depending only on himself for survival. Other survivors walk other paths - Flockers group together and survive using strength in numbers, taking over a water hole and protecting it from others and saving it for their own use. Neanderthals are large mutants who are savage and strong, and live by the power of their might and use trained dogs to hunt other humans for food and sport.

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Edward Diesel
Sep 16, 2010 Edward Diesel rated it it was amazing
Wow! I liked this a lot. Who knew Robert Edmond Alter had a post-apocalyptic novel in his repertoire?
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Robert Edmond Alter is remembered chiefly for two novels, paperback originals from the 1960s: "Swamp Sister" (1961) and "Carny Kill" (1966). He also wrote children's novels and sold stories to some of the top magazines of his day, including the "Saturday Evening Post". Alter died suddenly at the age of 40 (some sources state it was Cancer). Some of his later works were published for the first time ...more
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