Alas Babylon Author:Pat Frank When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness.
This book seriously changed the way I think about resources and sustainability. I read this in 11th grade. Though the threat of Russia bombing us into the dark ages is in our past, it is still good to think, "How would I do this off the grid?" I found this book (which was not on my reading list) much more thought provoking than A Brave New World. I think teachers should consider using it in classrooms.
A brilliant look at the world after nuclear holocaust. The denizens of a small Florida town, forewarned of the impending disaster, pull together to survive when they are cut off from the rest of the country. Particularly interesting because of when it when it was written - the 1950's - and how the true fear of the Bomb comes through from that era. Still, the story feels timeless and seems utterly relevant to today.
I enjoyed this book very much. Although it was written several decades ago I found the storyline fresh and very relevant to today. I highly recommend the book for readers who enjoy a good adventure story and especially those interested in post war stories.
I liked this book, the kind of book I am preferring these days. Except for cookbooks that is. Seemed to be pretty ok on how to be creative to survive. Don't think folks will be there in the nick of time in the real world to discover we have made it or be lucky enough to be in a 'safe'zone. Still a good read and not littered with sex like so many things are these days.