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  • hammer502
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    i agree about the out of the ashes series,i read most of them when i was in high school or the military(late 80's thru early 90's)and have recently found the reprinted ones.they make for good reading when i am stuck waiting on a load.

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  • Brosia
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    I went to the library the other day, and I usually just pick an aisle, and grab a bunch of books from that aisle, if I don't have a particular author or book in mind at the time.

    Every single book I picked off the shelves, was an apocolyptic type. I didn't plan it that way, it just so happened. I take it as a sign.


    So, I just finished reading "World War Z" by Max Brooks (kenno mentioned it, it is pretty good) and right now I'm reading "Armageddon's Children" by Terry Brooks. THIS one I'm very much enjoying.

    the next book will be "Broken Angel" by Sigmund Brouwer.

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  • Awesome
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    Hi Kenno,

    I read the road.... I never thought of it in those terms before. I can see the road representing what you said.. and defintiely the boy.
    The old man being good I don;t really understand. I guess some of the random stuff he said was along the lines of good... and he was described as a feeble old sick person (I guess good was almost dead).

    I have mixed feelings about the book. It was very depressing and the constant theme of suicide didn;t help my mood. I also don;t like what's his name's (the author) writting style all that much.

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  • kenno
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    I read 'The Road' over a year ago. To me it was a metaphorical look at humanity in general and Totalitarianism in particular. In the novel the 3 main characters are; The Road which represents history, The Old Man who represents a force for good and The Boy who represents hope for the future. It was a very engrossing novel.

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  • teach
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    Thanks for the info about Legend. Will check it out.

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  • unswydd
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    I got "The Road" on Monday and finished it last night. Easy read. Very sad book, it will make you really take a hard look at yourself. Did me.

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  • Lostinoz
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    Originally posted by lailr View Post
    Stephen King's The Stand
    Richard Matheson I am Legend (nothing like the movie)
    I read I am Legend before watching the movie and I couldn't believe the difference! :) The book is MUCH better than the movie.

    (Off topic but, the Jumper book is not like the movie at all, either. Much better!!)

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  • lailr
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    Stephen King's The Stand
    Richard Matheson I am Legend (nothing like the movie)

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  • kenno
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    I read Earth Abides about 30 years ago, it did not make a great impression on me as having any real survival value. My concern with PAW survivalist fiction is that, though they may offer some interesting scenerios and creative solutions, they are 1 dimensional romances designed to entertain more than enlighten. As we seem to be on the cusp of an interesting time in history food, shelter and medical supplys seem to be of more importance. AND having said that, I would recomend World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie Wars as a enlightening read.
    Last edited by kenno; 05-31-2009, 01:14 PM.

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  • Awesome
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    Thanks for the input guys!

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  • Lostinoz
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    Has anyone read Earth Abides? I am thinking of purchasing it.

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  • teach
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    The Dead and the Gone- Pfeffer. Life As We Knew It-Pfeffer-- both in the young adult section of the library, but very good. World Made by Hand- Knutsen.

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  • lady_banjo
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    Agree Unbound about the Ayn Rand books!

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  • Skyowl's Wife
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    Mila 18 - Leon Uris
    The Disappearance - Phillip Wylie


    Mila 18 is the story of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto of WWII and what happens when you DON'T prep.

    The Disappearance is an interesting one where all the other sex disappears from the world. If you are female, you have no men, if you are male, you have no females. Interesting read.

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Howdy, Awesome!

    To answer your question, I have the mother of all apocalyptic novels where the good guys win and the bad guys die well-deserved, horrible deaths.

    It is the story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world...and did, when he declared a mind strike, where all thinking and productive men withdrew their service and creations from the world:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

    This novel is considered by the Library of Congress to be second only to The Holy Bible as an influence and inspiration in the lives of U.S. Citizens. I think at one point in the late Eighties, sales of Atlas Shrugged actually out-numbered sales of The Holy Bible.

    Here below is a thread from XColony where I posted YouTube Videos of "XCowboy2"'s video version of John Galt's speech from Atlas Shrugged. I also included videos of TV interviews with Ayn Rand by Mike Wallace, Phil Donahue, and Tom Snyder:

    John Galt's Speech from Atlas Shrugged on YouTube!
    http://www.xcolony.com/x/showthread....ight=John+Galt

    I have nothing but love for Atlas Shrugged and all of the works of Ayn Rand! Since I started reading them as a teenager of 15, her works have opened up whole new worlds of thoght and action for me! I highly recommend the works of Ayn Rand!
    Last edited by TheUnboundOne; 05-27-2009, 06:32 PM. Reason: Punctuation.

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