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User Review  - nx74defiant - LibraryThing

Classic Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. I really enjoyed it. It holds up really well. I liked the parts that talk about what is happening in nature, to the dogs, the cats, the cities. It reminded me of the world with out man video I saw. Read full review

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User Review  - Tsoys - LibraryThing

More than speculative disaster fiction, Earth Abides is a post-apocalyptic novel about human civilization after a planet wide cataclysm. As revelatory narrative, it is not only sweeping and thoughtful ... Read full review

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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

This novel is listed in Abe's 50 essential science fiction novels as well as Pringle's 100 best science fiction novels, it is also published in the SF masterwork series. It has many excellent reviews ... Read full review

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User Review  - levasssp - LibraryThing

A true classic. While it is in the genre of "science fiction" and is based in a post-apocalyptic society, this book transcends those categories to become something much bigger. It is a philosophical ... Read full review

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

A lyrical, poetic look at the aftermath of the end of the old world to a plague of Biblical proportions. This is allegory and poetry; the nuts and bolts of such a massive collapse are not in this novel, and the characters represent large aspects of humanity. Read full review

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I first read this book in the 8th grade when a teacher handed it to me and suggested I read it. I couldn't put it down, and ended up reading it three times that year because I found the story so captivating. Aside from being set here in my home area (the San Francisco bay area), I thought that the book was interesting because I could see it being a prediction of how our world will end up as a result of diseases such as cancer and HIV. Despite being written before I was even born, this book is timeless, and every few years I get it off my shelf and re-read it, each time finding new aspects of the book that I hadn't gotten before. 

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I frequently ask people if they'd like to read one of the best sci-fi novels I've ever read. When they say yes I give them Earth Abides. It may not have been the "one that started them all" post-apocalyptic novel, but having been written in 1949 is definitely a forerunner. If you've never read anything from the genre then this is a good place to start. If you appreciate the genre this is an outstanding read. 

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da best buk on earth, Talks about Ishi, a Indian that is the last of his kind after the Yahi indians are killed by evil disease, Me give a five star, the best on earft

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User Review  - lente - LibraryThing

Very touching story. One to make you think. Read full review

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User Review  - lente - LibraryThing

Very touching story. One to make you think. Read full review


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