The Last Ship: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 1989 - Fiction - 616 pages
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The unimaginable horror of total nuclear war has been let loose upon the world, and only one ship, the Nathan James, with 152 men and 26 women aboard, has survived. Her captain narrates the electryfing story of this crew's voyage through the hell of nuclear winter, their search for survivial, and the fate of mankind when they find an uncontaminated paradise.
"Beautifully written...A magnificent book."

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The writing style pulled this down to three stars. - Goodreads
interesting plot, terrible writing. - Goodreads
Easy pace as the story builds. - Goodreads
Well read, but a bit hard to read at first. - Goodreads
Post-apocalyptic; intense imagery. - Goodreads
Some reviewers find his prose tedious, but I did not. - Goodreads

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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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it's a long long book, especially when listening to it. I was interested in reading it because I like the show, but it's so long (and long winded) and the changes were significant enough I had a hard ... Read full review

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