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Subject: Looking for a good disaster book........Any suggestions?
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 5:24 PM ET
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I love books where a group of people have to overcome a disaster, natural or man made. Earth quakes, plane crash, disease. I enjoy authors like Brian Keene, Early Dean Koontz, James Rollins.  I like a lot of action and not so much description.  The only stephen king book I've liked is cell.  Any suggestions would be great.  Thanks.

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 5:31 PM ET
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Try Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

I wouldn't consider it a horror book, but it's got a disaster in it, a comet that hits Earth.

ETA: Swan's Song by Robert McCammon is also good. The disaster in this book is nuclear war.

Last Edited on: 9/20/08 5:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 6:42 PM ET
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Swan Song by McCammon

Deluge by Mark Morris

I'll be watching this thread . I love post apocalyptic type books too.

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 11:10 PM ET
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I second Swan Song. Very Very good book.
Date Posted: 9/21/2008 11:49 AM ET
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I also liked Swan Song. My fave disaster book is The Stand. I read The Road and thought it was ok. But nothing to write home about. I ordered The Deluge a few days ago. Stanger by Simon Clark was really good too.AND last but not least-The Left Behind books are the ultimate apocolypse books! I am so not into religion but I loved those books! They kind of freaked me out for awhile.


Date Posted: 9/21/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I agree I thought The Road was abit dry.  I did read the first 2 Left Behind, but they were alittle to preachy for me. I go to church, but after reading the first one, I thought, I'm going to hell for sure !  I agree it was freaky and made a person think.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 12:29 PM ET
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The Morningstar  Strain: Plague of the Dead by Z.A. Recht. This is a disease that takes out nearly the whole U.S. The few left alive have to overcome the diseased and the just evil people. Very action packed all through the book. It's a three book series.