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Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
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May 02, 09

Read in May, 2009, read count: 2

This was the first 'post apocalyptic' novel I ever read. Oddly, I found it on my mother's bookshelf when looking for something to read one day. This is one of those books I'll remember forever, and probably one of my all time top ten. I wonder how it will stand up to a re-read?

5/1/09: Stands up awesomely well to a re-read. Its a classic!
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♠shane If this book got you liking the post apocolyptic genre you should take a look at Alas Babylon. It was written in the fifties and it's a great read. Set on the premise that in the cold war Russia did end up sending off a nuke and starting a nuclear holocaust.

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Kelly I have read Alas Babylon, its a good one! I've been reading and collecting post-apocalyptic ever since I read Earth Abides. Happily its an ever popular genre!

message 3: by ♠shane (new) - added it

♠shane Hmm, you made me check my shelves :). If you're in for a fun read I'd suggest World War Z then. It's a post apocolyptic zombie book. I had a good time reading it.

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Kelly I'll add it to the list!

Sandi I think it will stand up well to a re-read. I read it last year (or the year before) and was surprised at how current it seemed. There was very little that seemed dated in it.

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Kelly I started it again yesterday and was 100 pages in by the time I turned out my light last night. I can't wait to finish work today so I can tuck in again!

Tony Summerfelt Earth Abides is the book that got me into post-apocalyptic fiction as well. I've been collecting and reading the genre since then. I keep a growing list of novels that fall into this category.

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