Earth Abides

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Ballantine Books, 2006 - Fiction - 345 pages
752 Reviews
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
The ecological and cultural portrayal is insightful. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Aaron Gertler - Goodreads

I read this book in the middle of a post-apocalyptic phase. I think it holds up well against any other book in the genre. The writing is simple, and the characters are simpler, but Stewart crams an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

"Men go and come, the earth abides" Finished this book last night. Interesting take on a "what if" post-apocalyptic scenario. The book was written in 1949, so it's both semi-familiar and strange. Semi ... Read full review

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

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