Earth Abides

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Ballantine Books, 2006 - Fiction - 345 pages
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A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for.


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Excellent writing and story telling. - Goodreads
The pacing was a bit slow - Goodreads
The writing was wonderful and so was the plot. - Goodreads
This book was very hard to read. - Goodreads
Maybe i am just a sucker for hope-inspiring endings. - Goodreads
Sanctimonious characters and boring plot lines. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jimagn - Goodreads

I kept hoping it would get better, but it never did. The prose style is stiff, with an attempt at being heroic and poetic. It isn't. I suppose some of this is due to it being written in 1949, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stanley B. - Goodreads

When reading this book, a reader should keep in mind that George Stewart wrote it in 1949. Route 66 is still a main road to travel on, DDT is widely used to kill weeds or rodents, and sulfa pills are ... Read full review

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Stewart taught for more than fifty years at the University of California, Berkeley.

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