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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
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Jul 17, 07

bookshelves: sci-fi, fantasy, book_club
Recommended for: Apocalypse Fans
Read in July, 2007

July selection for my SciFi Fantasy book club. This month we chose from a selection of apocalypse themes. Generally I'm not a fan, find them futile and depressing and generally I have a hard time caring for the characters since it seems they've brought the situation on themselve. But in this case, I really enjoyed the tale. I cared for the lead who seemed to be a somewhat lazy, womanizing, bird-watching batchelor from a prominent family and was impressed to see him change his ways and take charge of the situation in order to protect and care for the ones he loved. I felt the supporting characters were well developed and I honestly rooted for their sucesses and cried along with their failures. Very enjoyable read.

I'm off to stockpile coffee and chocolate right after I source out a natural supply of salt.
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