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Book Review — Books for Mama, Post-Apocalyptic Edition

Just finished reading Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
for book club. A quick, easy read that like the first one, leaves you wanting more! Katniss, our heroine from the first book, is just as compelling and like all teenagers, just as confused. As a winning “tribute” she should have been set for life, but finds herself sucked into a political movement and, as punishment, into the next Hunger Games. Unlike a lot of middle books in a trilogy, this one is not just a placeholder to move the story along but compelling in it’s own right. 5 stars!
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I love the post-apocalyptic genre so here are some other recommendations!

Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change
A flash, and the world no longer has electronics or explosives, throwing us back to an era of swords and heroes.

The Postman (Bantam Classics)
Classic collapse of civilization. Forget the movie. Great for book club discussions.

The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)
I know, I know, but again, forget the TV movie. While I think the last 1/4 of the book falls short, the first part is fabulous. People forget that King is actually a good writer most of the time and dismiss him because of the subject matter.

The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2008 of the 2006 publication)
Now to preface, I hate the way McCarthy writes. He just doesn’t do it for me. I’ve tried to read All the Pretty Horses 3 times and just can’t do it. I can however, recognize that while not my style, this is a good read. Very dark though…

Parable of the Sower
Vastly underappreciated author! Isn’t it strange how in so many post-apocalyptic stories all the survivors are in Oregon?

That’s probably enough for now but I will leave you with one last thing… I Am Legend (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)
I have not read the book but this movie was so good I actually forgot it was Will Smith. (weak ending but you can’t have everything!

1 Comment to “Book Review — Books for Mama, Post-Apocalyptic Edition”

  1. […] love a good post-apocalyptic/dystopian tale and so when I found one that was appropriate to share with my daughter I was […]

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