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Alas, Babylon
Alas, Babylon | Pat Frank
The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world.
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AmandaBlaze
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Starting the game a little late.
@alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #AlphabetGame

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 4mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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A book you'd recommend whose title starts with the featured letter.

I've went with Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. This one was slightly dated but it was still an engrossing, thought-provoking and entertaining read.

Thanks for the tag @JessClark78

I tag @TheRiehlDeal @AbstractMonica @sprainedbrain

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Amiable Oh, this book is SO good. My son had to read it in high school and he passed it to me. I still think about it 10 years later. 4mo
GinaKButler I grew up in Florida and this was required reading. My dad worked on one of the Navy bases in Jacksonville and I remember how terrifying it was to discuss this book in class. Excellent rec! 4mo
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This has been on my tbr for years and I‘m glad I finally got to it. It‘s a little dated, but still a great take on the world sliding into a post-apocalyptic nightmare. This one is very realistic—no zombies, no mysterious fatal plague other than human stupidity. Countries bomb each other back into the Stone Age, but this tale of how it happens and what comes after the dust settles is very engrossing.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Finally getting to this one! Been on my shelf for years. I‘m just starting chapter two and it‘s already gripping! I love me a good dystopian novel! #AxetheStacks

Reggie I read this my senior in high school and thought about it last year when all the shelves at the supermarket were bare. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Read this recently, I liked it; even though it's rather dated. 2y
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Slightly unrealistic. Like the rest of U.S is devastated with nuclear weapons, the survivors in Florida are upbeat, well prepared with dealing with everything. Like surviving, rebuilding and organising their resources is something they've been practicing, there doesn't seen to be much struggle; apart from those spectacles.

I did like it though, it was a quick read, it was a good story and I can appreciate the fact that this book was influential!

TheNeverendingTBR Last book of 2020! 🔖✅ 2y
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Juzupis
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The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world. #patfrank

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Written in 1959, this cold war era novel is definitely dated in its portrayal of women and POC. However, it stands the test of time.

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AmyK1
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I think I‘m probably in the minority with this one. I didn‘t hate it but I didn‘t love it either. It has a very slow start-took 100 pages for anything to really happen.

Book 15 for #bookspinbonanza @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Book 15!! You're flying through the list - and a whole week left to go!! 3y
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DrNice
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Timely read during Coronapocalypse

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Listened to the audiobook during work commute. Enjoyed this book a great deal. Written during a time when nuclear war was still a fresh idea. The book is set in the area where I live, which made it quite literally hit close to home. I felt perhaps the writers of The Walking Dead, when creating character Rick Grimes, drew immensely from the lead character, Randy Bragg. Highly recommend.

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I bought this novel as a possible literature circle novel for my classroom (I had never heard of it, but they were selling a box of them for $5 at the book sale). It was definitely an interesting read and a work of its time. Strangely enough it has a hopeful message and for a post-apocalypse story there isn‘t as much gloom as you would think. Putting this as my “Written before I was born” book for #bbrc #growup #1959

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Alas, Babylon!
The dogs of Babel run with the horsemen;
The rivals dressing up for the carnival.
Fair and tender ladies,
Writing a woman‘s life after the funeral.

#spinepoetry #30JuneBooks @howjessreads

BittersweetBooks The Dogs of Babel is my favorite book!! 3y
Lcsmcat @BittersweetBooks I loved it too. 3y
Theaelizabet @BittersweetBooks @Lcsmcat It was really lovely, as I remember it. 3y
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BestDogDad
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This book was based on the premise that haunted all of us kids of the 1970s and 1980s - what if Russia nuked the United States? I remember watching the film "The Day After" in my dorm room in 1983 and being freaked out.
The audio book was expertly narrated by Will Patton. He did a great job narrating another book I recently listened to: Train Dreams. His voice is perfect for books set in the Southern United States.

Aimeesue One of my favorites, although, as a diabetic, it made me hope I was within blast range should the worst ever happen. 😋 3y
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"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness.

This is a must read for me this year!!!!

#bookhaul

Geeklet I adore this book, one of my favs. 4y
MStew @Geeklet I'm excited to read it 4y
Amiable Read this years ago when my oldest son had it assigned in an English class --it's so good! 4y
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Lcsmcat I picked this up at a Little Free Library recently. I need to read it soon. 4y
Reggie I actually read this in high school. I thought it was pretty good. 4y
dragondrool Love this one! 4y
RadicalReader @meghan2714 gorgeous book cover 4y
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Lcsmcat
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I went to a little free library to drop off some books and came back with these. Have you read either of them? #bookhaul #lfl #littlefreelibrary

Aimeesue I LOOOOVE Alas, Babylon. I think it was the first apocalit I ever read. 4y
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue Cool. It was a total cover pick for me. I hadn‘t heard of it before. 4y
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This book seriously disturbed me. I normally don‘t really like this type of book (although set in the 1950‘s, is it dystopian?) but this one seemed different to me. Real, in a way. What would we do if we lost electricity, water, plumbing??? It‘s a sobering look at survival.

wanderlustforwords I‘ve seen it but not heard about. With working so much and being tired, I‘ve had to focus on shorter books, or more recent novels that don‘t require a lot of concentration. I‘ll look into this one. Disturbing can be ok. 4y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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This book is definitely dated. Some comments and attitudes that likely wouldn't have even been noticed when it was published (1959? I think?) feel pretty cringy now.

That said - I was thoroughly entertained, and thought this early dystopian post-atomic war novel was a very good read.

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brookerhi
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November 8: #classicliterature - The premise of Alas Babylon sounds like an episode of my favorite TV show, The Twilight Zone. When confronted with a nuclear apocalypse, a small #Florida community finds that they are the only ones who survived; however, their troubles are just beginning. Definitely has Maple Street/Time Enough At Last vibes for all the #TZ fans! #lilbookishthanks #twilightzone #dystopia #apocalypse #lonesurvivors #TBR

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Smangela
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A lot of contemporary romances seem to take place in small towns (like Boonsboro in the Inn at Boonsboro trilogy or Manningsport in the Blue Heron series) which I find ironic because coming from a small town, there were not that many options for love interests! I also thought of Fort Repose, FL setting for Alas Babylon and the small town Charlie St. Cloud resides in for #Day4 #SetInASmallTown #photoadaynov16

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Alisnazzy
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For my #FunFridayPhoto I choose Alas, Babylon. I saw several Littens post about books from school they liked that I also thought of picking, but i guess I wanted to go against the grain a bit. I'm usually wary about apocalyptic/dystopian novels, but this one was great and, as a Floridian, even scarier because it felt so real and possible.

[DELETED] 2232195534 I thought about this one, but it was never actually assigned reading. I do know it was the first dystopian type book I read and it scared me to death. And I loved it! 6y
drokka Dystopian wasn't really a thing when I was in high school, but we did read a post-apocalyptic one that I loved 6y
Dragon Wow I forgot I read this one in grade seven it was part of the extra reading books. 6y
Chrys I absolutely loved this book 6y
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CoraBethCarter
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This is the first time I've had a chance to really read for enjoyment in the past one to two years (college degrees take a lot of time). I'm so excited to finally be able to sit and start reading for pleasure with this one!

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Ian
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This is my favorite ever nuclear apocalypse novel and high on my list of to-be-re-read. It's both brutal and hopeful.

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remarabbit
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Throw back Thursday: one of my favorite books. A bit dated but kind of in a good way. It highlights the 1950s fear of nuclear war and shows a group of people trying to survive after a nuclear attack on USA. There are definitely some 1950s "isms" going on here that show it's age. Still a good read.

remarabbit Thanks @brittnaypozen for the tbt idea! ❤️ 7y
brittnaypozen Aw no problem, love your pick! 💜 7y
ChasingOm Yeah, I love this idea! 7y
kcarlton89 I didn't like it. :( 7y
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