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by Robert R. McCammon
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All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it 8 years ago
Despite some (IMHO) overly gruesome descriptions, and also despite its obvious ripping off of Stephen King's The Stand in many ways, I ended up enjoying this more than I had expected. One terribly picky detail - in a late part of the book, there's a bit about a horse affectionately biting a person'...
Michaelbrent Collings
Michaelbrent Collings rated it 8 years ago
One of the all-time great post-apocalyptic novels. The other one is Stephen King's THE STAND, and both come to largely the same moral conclusion, though by following completely different roads.In Swan Song, the world has been obliterated by nuclear war. It is never clear whose "fault" it all was, ...
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it 9 years ago
I first read Swan Song in 2011, shortly before I started blogging, and I was completely blown away by it. I read the whole 956 pages over the space of just one weekend and I've always wanted to go back and re-read it, so when the audiobook was on sale a few months ago, I had the perfect excuse to go...
kennethjmcginnis rated it 9 years ago
suzemo rated it 9 years ago
At best, this book might get 3.5 stars from me.I liked it well enough. And as a caveat, no, I haven't read The Stand, so this is not going to be a comparison. Yes, I'm aware that The Stand is the bees knees of PA lit, according to so many.So back to Swan Song.The book, basically is post WWIII. ...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 9 years ago
A good novel that would have been a great novel if Stephen King hadn't already written it a decade earlier. Loses one star for unoriginality. Better ending than The Stand so it gains a star for that. Mega-thermonuclear disaster not realistically portrayed (McCammon should have talked to Clancy) a...
Regina's Reads
Regina's Reads rated it 9 years ago
Review to come ...Just some initial thoughts (may be a spoiler if you haven't read this):Sister = FrodoPaul = SamRusty = BoromirJosh = Gandalf Swan = AragornMacklin = SarumanRoland = smeagol (still deciding on this)Man with the scarlet eye = Sauron
amartianmonkey rated it 9 years ago
Brilliant, absolutely loved it. Nuclear war between America and Russia has ended the world as we know it. Focusing on Swan/Josh, Colonel Macklin/Roland and Sister these three threads of the book have to face the evil rising in the land and decide which path they're on.
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 9 years ago
Okay, I have to say this up front; in many ways, Swan Song is a very stupid book. It's highly derivative of Stephen King's The Stand, to which everyone compares it to, for good reason, and Robert McCammon is no Stephen King.When I say it's derivative, I don't mean I think McCammon was deliberately i...
Kriss Morton - In the Loft of the Cabin Goddess
I was introduced to this by a dear friend who as soon as she found out I thought The Stand was the be all to end all threw up her hands and said oh no you don't READ this! Boy am I glad she did. It sat hidden on my shelf for months before she finally politely asked for it back. So happy that it came...
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