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Modern Day Literature - Dark Story about Survival,
This review is from: Swan Song (Mass Market Paperback)
What happens after a global nuclear war? The author does an exceptional job at creating a series of inter-related stories, that demonstrate the different mindsets of individuals as they are faced with surviving in radioactive waste and destroyed cities and landscapes.
Swan Song is an excellent book - and recommend it highly to individuals for literature discussions and school assignments. I thought it was a horror story, but found it to be a modern tale of survival, compassion, greed, love and friendship. Written in the spirit of Frankenstein, where evil characters were not motivated by evil - but by the need to survive.
I found it strange (in a good way), that one of the hero's in the book (Sister Creep), starts out in the book as a homeless "bag lady".