Riveting novel. Makes you want to go out and buy Mylar bags and store beans, water and ammo. For being published in '59, it crosses all generations. Great read...couldn't put it down.
I have recommended this to a number of people. The story is wonderful, but unlike some books of this genre, it leaves you with hope. The narrator has the perfect voice for this book, and delivers the narrative with sensitivity and feeling.
I don't have a favorite character. I loved Florence for her old fashioned moral convictions, and Randy for his ability to live in what ever world presents itself. I loved the other characters also, maybe because I have read the book so often, they feel like old friends!
My favorite scene was probably Randy running through the grocery store at breakneck speed, filling his basket with everything he thought would be needed for a long period of time. The description of that is great.
Yes, but it is too long. I listened to it several times, and some scenes more than once.
This is a book I'll probably not ever delete. I have the paperback, I have the kindle and now the audio version. One of my all time favorites.
Easy listen. Though post apocolyptic, very optimistic...the reality would have been much more harsh
Even though a little dated it is still a powerful story full of what people can do when they come together during a time of tragedy.
As good as when I read it years ago. Current election has helped me to become very dystopian.
I first read Alas Babylon when I was in 7th grade and loved it then. I am now 32 and it is as good as or better than I remember.
This book is the book that really piqued my interest in post apocalyptic fiction and in the years following my first reading of this story I have read as much as I possibly could have.
The narration is perfect.
Great narration, great story, this book still works today and I can recommend it.
The story doesn't drag, none of the bloviation some tales in this genre have.
It keeps a steady entertaining pace.