"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. 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.
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Doom-minded and Cassandra-speaking, this author, who touched off the play in Mr. Adam in comic vein, and continued his warnings in Forbidden Area (1956) here looks at an all-out bombing that freezes and contaminates most of the United States.| Read Full Review of Alas, Babylon
I first read Alas, Babylon as required reading in 6th grade.| Read Full Review of Alas, Babylon
I listened to the audio book, so the editing style and sentence structure that is a big complaint about this book was not evident, so I recommend going that route.Dec 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Alas, Babylon
Whereas books like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, or William Golding’s Lord of the Flies have man revert to barbarism in the event of tragedy, Alas, Babylon sees hope in the indomitable human spirit, and in man’s faith in himself.Aug 28 2007 | Read Full Review of Alas, Babylon
So for those interested in great plots and big ideas, this relic from the Cold War Era is worth checking out - although if you’re not a member of the Baby Boomer generation, I would definitely suggest talking to someone who lived during this era to fully appreciate Frank’s work.Sep 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Alas, Babylon
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