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Damnation Alley - Roger Zelazny
Damnation Alley
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Hell Tanner isn't the sort of guy you'd mistake for a hero: he's a fast-driving car thief, a smuggler, and a stone-cold killer. He's also expendable - at least in the eyes of the Secretary of Traffic for the Nation of California. Tanner doesn't care much for those eyes. You'd also never mistake... show more
Hell Tanner isn't the sort of guy you'd mistake for a hero: he's a fast-driving car thief, a smuggler, and a stone-cold killer. He's also expendable - at least in the eyes of the Secretary of Traffic for the Nation of California. Tanner doesn't care much for those eyes. You'd also never mistake Hell Tanner for a humanitarian. Facing life in prison for his various crimes, he's given a choice; rot away his remaining years in a tiny jail cell, or drive cross-country and deliver a case of antiserum to the plague-ridden people of Boston, Massachusetts...if anyone is still alive there to receive it, that is. The chance of a full pardon does wonders for getting his attention. And don't mistake this mission of mercy for any kind of normal road trip - not when there are radioactive storms, hordes of carniverous beasts, and giant, mutated scorpions to be found along every deadly mile between Los Angeles and the East Coast. But then, this is no normal part of America, you see. This is DAMNATION ALLEY...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743486620 (0743486625)
Publisher: iBooks
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
4.0 Damnation Alley
Not to be confused with the horrifyingly bad Hollywood movie that was (barely) derived from Zelazny's novella, Damnation Alley is a wonderful, action-filled-yet-highly literate read. This post-apocalyptic thriller begins with an America physically split in two by a dead zone of uncatalogued horrors,...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.0 Damnation Alley
Quite an important book for the influence it had on other things. The famous Judge Dredd story The Cursed Earth is a direct rip off of the book and you can clearly see the influence on the Mad Max movies.However, the book feels like a bit of a missed opportunity. The central premise is great: a jo...
Gene
Gene rated it
3.0 Damnation Alley
A guy on a death row is given a chance to live if he can deliver anti-plague serum from LA to Boston - he happens to be a very good driver. The problem is, this all takes place in post-apocalyptic US, and the road in question is called Damnation Alley for a reason. Sounds fairly familiar; I can reca...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
This is a bit like a Seventies road movie, say "Vanishing Point", in a post apocalyptic setting, say "Mad Max". It's an entertaining enough story but it's not deep, a bit of SF candyfloss. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But not quite what I was expecting after the only other of Zelazny's...
wbebout
wbebout rated it
4.0 Damnation Alley
I read this as a kid. I remember really liking it but not much else.This Is a reread. I couldn't remember details so I reread it to reaffirm my 4 star rating. The rating stands. I enjoy Post-apocalyptic stories and the different paths they can follow. This is post nuclear and leans toward some ...
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