The last ship: a novel

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Viking, Feb 17, 1988 - Fiction - 616 pages
95 Reviews
A few survivors of World War III land on a tropical island to begin life anew.

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Easy pace as the story builds. - Goodreads
interesting plot, terrible writing. - Goodreads
Post-apocalyptic; intense imagery. - Goodreads
Well read, but a bit hard to read at first. - Goodreads
I just couldn't tolerate this writing style. - Goodreads
Some reviewers find his prose tedious, but I did not. - Goodreads

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User Review  - J - Goodreads

This novel tests your endurance of both length (624 pages) and florid prose. Told from the 1st person view of the Captain of a guided missile destroyer at the height of the cold war, I couldn't help ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jean Farrell - Goodreads

This is an odd book, hard to rate. I would give the concept 4 or 5 stars, but the execution 2. So I give it a 2.5. I read a snippet of a review written at the time the book was published that said ... Read full review

Contents

The Sword of the Fleet
1
Our City
129
Four Hours
135
Copyright

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