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Swan Song
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Algernon
Oct 01, 2015 Algernon rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
I have read some 15 years ago The Stand by Stephen King. There are some parallels that could be drawn between that story and Swan Song. Both novels are dealing with the collapse of civilization following an apocalyptic event (virus infection in one case, nuclear war in the second) , both are set in the North American Midwest and follow the struggles of scattered bands of survivors. And both books feature supernatural beings as avatars of the forces of Good and Evil fighting for supremacy.

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Jason
Apr 27, 2012 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, read-2012
5 stars

Well, after decades in my queue,I finally did it, I read Swan Song, the massive classic post-apocalyptic tale from Robert McCammon. This is one incredible journey and adventure for us to share with a bunch of wonderfully realized fictional characters. McCammon does not hold back from laying blame for the destruction of the world on us, on our society, on the time periods Cold-War. He passes judgment on people, on cultures, and on countries as a whole, and taken in context, it added to the
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Randolph Carter
Jan 18, 2013 Randolph Carter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, fiction
A good novel that would have been a great novel if Stephen King hadn't already written it a decade earlier. Loses one star for unoriginality. Better ending than The Stand so it gains a star for that. Mega-thermonuclear disaster not realistically portrayed (McCammon should have talked to Clancy) as far as effects and survivability. A bit dated as well due to Cold War thaw. All of this took away that star that would have made it five.

I'm not sure why a writer as good as McCammon chose to fugue off
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Trev Twinem
Jul 31, 2013 Trev Twinem rated it it was ok
To say I was disappointed with this book is a great understatement! I love the writing of Robert McCammon and rate The wolf's Hour as one of the best werewolf books I have ever read (followed very closely by The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber)However this is not a review of the best werewolf novel! but rather a quick overview of Swan Song...how did I ever get to the end, but I was determined to finish and finish I did!! So we have the world destroyed by yes those pesky Russians finally pushed the bu ...more
April
Jun 23, 2015 April rated it it was amazing
I'm going to make a bold statement and say two things; first, this is the best Robert McCammon book I've ever read and second, this is the best book I've ever read. This is a heavy tome of a book with over 850 pages, but I didn't want it to end. If this were made into a movie it would be on the epic scale of a Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

McCammon does a great job of describing the world after a nuclear apocalypse in which the US and Russia nuke each other and decimate the world. There are people t
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Karl
Oct 11, 2014 Karl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is copy 252 of 650 signed numbered copies.
Jan
Apr 02, 2012 Jan rated it it was amazing
Brilliant...just F-ing Brilliant. This novel was beautifully and honestly written, filled with compelling, complicated characters that McCammon brings together in a truly satisfying and ultimately uplifting ending. I'm only sorry that it took me so long to get around to reading this masterpiece. Wow.
Rose
Oct 02, 2012 Rose marked it as to-read
Elizabeth
Jul 19, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Michael Siana
Jun 30, 2013 Michael Siana rated it it was amazing
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Mar 20, 2013 William rated it it was amazing
Rob Gerke
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Ashley
Dec 06, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing
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Jul 29, 2013 C. Lorion rated it really liked it
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Bill
Aug 21, 2012 Bill rated it it was amazing
Greg
Jun 23, 2012 Greg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Benjamin
Jun 29, 2012 Benjamin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Chris Palmer
Apr 30, 2012 Chris Palmer rated it really liked it
Jonathan Janz
Apr 07, 2014 Jonathan Janz rated it it was amazing
Dan Rondeau
Mar 31, 2012 Dan Rondeau rated it it was amazing
Greg
Mar 23, 2012 Greg marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Steven Farmer
Mar 13, 2012 Steven Farmer rated it it was amazing
Tom Britz
Feb 24, 2012 Tom Britz rated it it was amazing
Patricia
Jan 25, 2015 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jonathan
Aug 16, 2015 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
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