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Swan Song
Swan Song
Author: Robert McCammon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 169
Review Date: 9/6/2009


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.


The Swarm
The Swarm
Author: Arthur Herzog
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 9/2/2009


The book begins with a family picnic. The family having an afternoon outing is attacked by bees and the parents killed. The children are stung but survive. Enter John Wood a scientist who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He reads the newspaper account of the incident and his early warning intution gives him an alert that perhaps this is something to be concerned with.
The book proceeds to explain the behavior of African bees and their spread. The scientists are trying to prevent a apocalyptic event with Nature and the bees taking over the United States.
The book has several things that make it interesting; a pretty good depiction of bee life, the suspense of will the scientists find why the bees are behaving as they are, and finally will human life in America become extinct.
A good read and a Movie version as well.


Walk-About
Walk-About
Author: Rebecca Smith
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 7/18/2009
Helpful Score: 1


In Walk-About the protagonist Edna Jane (Eddie) begins her story of the life and her families struggle to survive after the collapse of civilization. The story begins some years after the fall and proceeds through an event that shaped all their lives. Looking back Edna recounts the series of events that brought the family closer and insured it's survival. A Good Post Apocalyptic story about survival, love and with little violence.


A Week in Winter
A Week in Winter
Author: Marcia Willett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 40
Review Date: 4/18/2021


I was very sad when I learned that Maeve Binchy had passed away. I loved her books. Now I've found Marcia Willett and I have a new favorite with several books to read. Ms. Willett's characters have substance, are struggling with issues that many of us face, and show us that love is truly what makes life meaningful.

If you like a great story with lots of interactive characters try this author I don't think you will be disappointed.


When All Hell Breaks Loose
When All Hell Breaks Loose
Author: Cody Lundin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 2/16/2009
Helpful Score: 2


Cody Lundin is a survival teacher and has written this book to advise everyone how to be prepared for surviving anything from storms, shipwrecks,and other disasters like 9/11.
Very indepth and interesting.


When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put
Review Date: 2/26/2013


Beautiful book, describes the authors 20 years of roaming the planet and her last 10 years staying in one place. Beautifully illustrated and beautifully written.
She illustrates how all of our life experiences meld together to make us what we are and what gives us happiness.


Within Reach: A Novel
Within Reach: A Novel
Author: Barbara Delinsky
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 7/20/2020


The characters in this book are distinctly human. A woman caught in a marriage that is drifting into oblivion, her husband a man whose life is all power and money, the other man who has never made a long term commitment in love.

A good story that covers politics, responsibilities, expectations and family ties. A very good read.


The World Ends in Hickory Hollow
The World Ends in Hickory Hollow
Author: Ardath Mayhar
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 6/13/2009


Hickory Hollow is a rural community where the people are self-sufficinet and hard working. When the World ocmes to an end the people hardly notice. The book details the survival and coming together of a small community of diverse people making a new future.
Much like "Earth Abides" this book is a kinder, gentler End of the World novel.
Interesting characters, interesting problems and inventive solutions in a world that has changed forever.


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