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Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank
Alas, Babylon
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The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world.
The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060741877 (0060741872)
ASIN: 60741872
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
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Farnaz rated it
5.0 Alas, Babylon
the Soviet-American nuclear warfare! The Russians attacked first. They wanted to create communism and socialism in the USA with the state language as Russian. All the main US cities and Washington are wiped out. The same thing is for Moscow and Leningrad. America and the free western world answered ...
Diocletian rated it
When I saw this book, I decided I just had to read it. I mean, who wouldn't want to read a story about surviving the nuclear apocalypse in a small town in Florida, particularly when you live in a small town in Florida? When I first got this book, I did not expect that much. However, as I started rea...
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it
3.0 Alas, Babylon (Perennial Classics)
On The Day, as it will come to be known in the small Florida community of Fort Repose, the worst Cold War fears of adults and schoolchildren, civilians and military and politicians, alike will be realized. As tensions rise in the Middle East, one mistake--possibly human error, possibly equipment fa...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it
1.0 Alas, Babylon
I should probably reread this, because I remember reading it in middle school and absolutely despising it.
Novel Tease
Novel Tease rated it
Now this, as opposed to On the Beach, is how a post-nuclear-war novel of the late '50s should be. Not everything translates well to the 21st century, but it's believable for its time; it has a racial-equality subtext that would have got the author a great deal of hate mail in his day; and it encaps...
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