Tag: apocalyptic fiction

Review – “The Passage” by Justin Cronin

Review – “The Passage” by Justin Cronin

Let me start by saying that I read “The Passage” somewhat against my will.  I don’t do vampires – or virals – or whatever you want to call creatures that drink blood, can’t survive in direct light, and can only be killed by a projectile through the chest.  They’re not my cup of tea.  I also shied away because there has been SO much hype around the book.  To me, that’s more often that not, a reason to stay away.  So why did I it?  Two reasons.  First, Stephen King put it on his list of 10 great summer reads.  That’s pretty high praise.  Second, a personal friend suggested the book to me.  With those two recommendations in mind, I decided to take the plunge and give it a chance.

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Review – “The World Ends In Hickory Hollow” by Ardath Mayhar

Review – “The World Ends In Hickory Hollow” by Ardath Mayhar

“The World Ends in Hickory Hollow” is billed as a “novel in the style of George R. Stewart’s Earth Abides” on the cover.  Being a fan of end-of-the-world stories, and of “Earth Abides”, I decided to give it a try.  I put it on my Christmas list last year, then put it on my “to read” pile shortly thereafter.  I finally got around to it last week and, in many ways, I wish I had kept it on the pile instead.

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Review – “Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse” by Victor Bischler

Review – “Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse” by Victor Bischler

 

Let me start by saying that I am a fan of apocalyptic fiction. I love a good tale of the end of the world, whether by disease (The Stand), nuclear war (One Second After), zombies (World War Z), alien invasion (Footfall), cosmic disaster (Lucifer’s Hammer), or anything else suitably dire. “Go Go Girls of the Apocalypse” is not exactly one of those tales.

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