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Swan Song
Swan Song
Author: Robert McCammon
An ancient evil roams the desolate landscape of an America ravaged by nuclear war. He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, a malevolent force that feeds on the dark desires of the countless followers he has gathered into his service. His only desire is to find a special child named Swan -- and destroy her. But those who would protect the girl are ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671741037
ISBN-10: 0671741039
Publication Date: 6/1/1987
Pages: 960
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 169 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 12
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Helpful Score: 5
I kept putting off reading this book because of it's size, but *WOW* what a read it was! This was one of those books that pulled me in from the very beginning and I did not want to put it down - I even lost sleep wanting to read into the wee hours of the night. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 5
Took me a while to start this book, I was intimidated by the size. But when I started it, the exciting story swept me right in!

Part I deals with the immediate aftermath of a nuclear holocaust in the United States, and Part II continues, seven years later, with the rebirth of hope.

Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 3
In a word- epic. This is one of the best books I've ever read. It's a post apocalyptic masterpiece. The characters are unforgettable. The plot is fascinating. It's horrifying and bleak and desolate yet uplifting and beautiful at the same time. To mention 'The Stand' and 'Swan Song' in the same sentence is laughable and insulting. 'Swan Song' absolutely blows 'The Stand' out of the water.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is a keeper! I have gone through several of the paperbacks over the years, rereading it, recommending and loaning it and finally would just like to find one in hardback to keep forever!

If you are a fan of The Stand, this may be a book you would enjoy. A Good and Evil story, end of the world/apocolypse/life-as-you-know-it is over story. One of my all time favorite books!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was recommended to me based on the fact that I liked Stephen King's The Stand. It was readable, but went on a little too long for me with its 956 pages. I just wasn't engrossed in the reading. It was a lot like The Stand, but the horror genre is really not one I'm too fond of. I do know people who LOVED Swan Song, so don't let my review keep you from reading it.
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Probably the best book I've ever read. It starts to drag a bit at the end which was surprising considering how good the rest of the book was but still 100% worth reading. I wish I new more people who read so I could make them read this.
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This rates as one of my favorite top ten books of all time! Scary, intriguing, thought-provoking and as always, well-written by Robert McCammon!
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As World War III begins we meet several characters; Sister Creep, Josh Harnell, Sue Wanda and her mother, the President of the United States, Col.Jim Macklin and Roland an young boy. "Swan Song" is a story of survival and the battle between good and evil after the unthinkable happens. Much like Stephen Kings "The Stand" this book details the horrors of a nuclear holocaust and its aftermath. One of the better examples of Post Apocalyptic fiction.
Well written an excellent read.

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