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Swan Song
Swan Song | Robert McCammon
In a nightmarish, post-holocaust world, an ancient evil roams a devastated America, gathering the forces of human greed and madness, searching for a child named Swan who possesses the gift of life.
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DaveGreen7777
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Day 14 of the #Fallisbooked challenge by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620

#RedCover - There are two books I hear are considered the best in the dystopian sub genre. One is “The Stand”, which I‘ll be buddy reading with some wonderful Littens later this month. And the other is “Swan Song”, which I plan to read next year! 😱

I actually wore a red shirt just to go with this book cover... I give 100% effort for my Litsy pictures! 😂

vivastory That's serious commitment!! I plan on reading this next year toom 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @vivastory Nice! I‘ve heard so many incredible things about this book, I can‘t wait to experience it for myself! 😀 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vivastory I agree, Great commitment! 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll have to stack this one for myself too! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 😂❤️📚 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you! Hope you enjoy this book when you read it! 😀 2mo
Kaila-ann This was one of my mom‘s favorite books and it‘s on my TBR for next year as well. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are the best!!! 😊🙌🏻❤️ 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @Kaila-ann Two generations of book lovers? That‘s awesome! 😀📚 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww!!! No, YOU are the best, Misty! 😊 2mo
Branwen Love your pic! Red shirt, red book! Good thing you're not on the Starship Enterprise! 😱 I really want to read this book! I keep hearing such great things about it! I'll have to pick up a copy someday! 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen HA HA!!! I heard Captain Kirk is looking for some security officers for an away mission, me and my red shirt are hiding under my bunk until he‘s safely off the ship! 😂🤣🖖 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I have this one, too -- from @Reggie 💕 -- I still need to read it 😱 . Since @vivastory plans to read it, too, maybe this could be a readalong for all who's interested? 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @ValerieAndBooks @vivastory Oooh, I‘m taking part in a Litsy buddy read of “The Stand” in a couple of weeks, I‘d definitely be interested in a Litsy buddy read of “Swan Song” next year as well! 😀 2mo
vivastory @ValerieAndBooks @DaveGreen7777 I'd definitely be interested in a Swan Song buddy read! January or February sounds good, if that works for you guys 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @vivastory @ValerieAndBooks January I‘m buddy reading “Children Of Time” with one of my Goodreads friends, but February would work for me! 2mo
vivastory February sounds good to me! @ValerieAndBooks 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Awesome, let‘s plan for February, then! @vivastory @DaveGreen7777 2mo
Reggie @ValerieAndBooks I‘m in with the buddy read. It‘s been almost 20 years since I‘ve read it. Time for a reread. Glad you‘re gonna read it. So excited!!! (edited) 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @Reggie Awesome! 👍 2mo
AmyRebecca You'll love The Stand. I need to read Swan Song!! I'd love to join in 🦢🎶😁 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @AmyRebecca Yay!!! The more, the merrier for the Swan Song buddy read! 😀 1mo
AmyRebecca Great! 1mo
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wordynoodles
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This one gets mentioned on most of the 'top 10 best apocalyptic books' lists so I thought I'd give it a go. It's a long book and there's a hint of The Stand in there (good vs evil... supernatural forces etc). Overall I enjoyed it, but was a bit long and needed a good edit. The ending was a good example of what looks like an author that was fed up with it and didn't quite know how to end it, so took the 'and they lived happily ever after ' route.

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Susan
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Now to tackle this giant book!

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toofondofbooks
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ShyBookOwl Gorgeous Penny Dreadfuls 4mo
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PurpleyPumpkin
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1️⃣The Princess Saves Herself in this One by A. Lovelace, The Mysterious Mr. Quin by A. Christie & Swan Song by R. McCammon.
2️⃣Swan Song
3️⃣Big Magic by E. Gilbert
#weekendreads

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PurpleyPumpkin
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I thought I‘d sneak in a little reading time at lunch today. Still reading this tome (I‘ve been at it for a month 😳) and I‘m really enjoying it! Haven‘t been able to get much reading done for the #24b4monday #readathon today due to work, but it‘s a start!👍🏽

TheReadingMermaid Hey sweetie any time is better than no time right? Whatever time you get be proud of yourself because that is awesome! 🤗 6mo
Andrew65 Work got in the way for me too! 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Andrew65 I hate when that happens. 😉 6mo
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PurpleyPumpkin @TheReadingMermaid Aww thanks for the encouragement! 🥰 6mo
Andrew65 @PurpleyPumpkin Me too. 😔 6mo
sprainedbrain That looks yummmmmm 😋 6mo
UwannaPublishme What a colorful and healthy lunch! 😋 Happy Reading and Happy Weekend! 🤗❤️ 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin @sprainedbrain @UwannaPublishme It was a yummy salad! I‘m lucky that we have such a great cafeteria at work. Hope you‘re both enjoying your weekend!! 6mo
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Shaneyney
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If you‘ve read The Stand by Stephen King, you‘ll want to read this one too. They have many similarities but are not the same story, I actually liked this one better

Reggie I hope you read some of his other ones. A Boy‘s Life, Stinger, The Border. I love MacCammon. He‘s so good!!!! I was actually thinking about this book the other day because someone mentioned a mark of evil and said what would be the opposite. And for some reason I thought of the main girl in here who touched the trees and they grew fruit. 7mo
Shaneyney @Reggie yes I‘ve read many of his books. I actually like him better than Stephen King. My favorites (along with this one) are Bethany‘s Sin and The Fall of the House of Usher (based on the old Poe story) 7mo
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PurpleyPumpkin
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My reading nest for today. Time to tuck into this tome on my last full day in Barbados!🌴☀️🌴☀️🌴

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 loved this book. 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin @TrishB Thanks! And glad to hear your feedback. I‘m enjoying it so far. 👍🏽 8mo
KarynGood Sounds like a wonder holiday!!!! 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin @KarynGood It really was! I was hoping to bring the warm weather back home, but no such luck. 😑 8mo
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PurpleyPumpkin
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So, I received a surprise delivery this weekend. Having not ordered anything recently, I had no idea what it could be. @BookishTrish you made my day! Thank you so much for sending this book. I‘m guessing it was for my birthday(?) and I so appreciate it. At 900+ pages, it‘ll be the perfect read on my upcoming vacation. 😉🙌🏽 #PoutinePenPals #happymail #bookmail #penpalsarethebestpals

BookishTrish Happy Belated Birthday! 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin @BookishTrish Thank you so much! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. 💜 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💌💗 Love it!! 8mo
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Linda_Bloodworth_Author
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If you like post apocalyptic stories with elements of horror and paranormal this is a great story! I'm only 33% in and I'm hooked.

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AChickThatDigsBooks
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My TBR list....I know I'm not alone 🤓📚

Haroon_Ishaq and that makes you regret your reading pace 😑 9mo
AChickThatDigsBooks @Haroon_Ishaq I definitely wish I was a faster reader! 9mo
Haroon_Ishaq @Chica_Reads there is a thing called 'speed reading' thu I've never tried it 9mo
AChickThatDigsBooks I know of It too ☺ 9mo
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sprainedbrain
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Sorry for the blurriness... I do believe my camera was focusing on the 🐢 tank behind the #redreads 😂

I‘ve only read two of these, but the red copy of Buddenbrooks is getting read this month so that I can send it back to @arubabookwoman 😃

#literarylove

TNbookworm Swan Song! Love❤ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read !! 10mo
RealBooks4ever Loved Swan Song and Wolf Hall!! 💜 10mo
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Asktheletters The Song Of Achilles ❤️ I‘m thinking a re-read is in order... 10mo
vkois88 I'm really hoping to find a secondhand copy of A Song of Achilles (no brand new book buying ban). It sounds so good! 10mo
trioxin_sematary Swan Song! ❤ 10mo
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candority
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January Wrap-Up!

January was a good reading month for me, with a total of 14 books completed (8 physical, 3 ebooks, 3 audiobooks).

My favourites were Swan Song, The Dead Zone, I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark (All recommended by @LauraJ for #NewYearWhoDis) and Heavy.

#JanuaryWrapup #JanuaryStats

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoop whoop! Great job! 📚💕 10mo
Addison_Reads Swan Song 💜 have you read 10mo
candority @Addison_Reads I haven‘t, but I‘ve added it to my TBR! 10mo
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candority
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My first 5-star read for 2019 – thanks for the fantastic #NewYearWhoDis recommendation @LauraJ! This epic post-apocalyptic novel follows several groups of survivors after the United States has been reduced to a wasteland due to a nuclear war. The edition that I read weighs in at 919 pages – it‘s a hefty book – and based on the page count, I expected there to be some lulls in the story. There wasn‘t (at least not for me). Link to full review ⬇️

LoverofLit When people ask me what my favorite book is, I always say this one. Such a great read. I love Swan and Josh and Sister! ❤❤❤ 10mo
monalyisha Whoa! Sweet! 10mo
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candority @LoverofLit I think it‘s become one of my favourites as well! ❤️ 10mo
huntersmom1977 One of my faves ☺️❤️ 10mo
Addison_Reads Such an awesome read! 💚 10mo
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candority
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I must admit, I‘m a little apprehensive about starting this #chunkster, recommended by @LauraJ for #NewYearWhoDis, but I‘ve heard lots of great things about it! Zero pages down, 919 to go 😅

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this on my TBR too and I‘ve heard it‘s amazing. 10mo
monalyisha BEEFY 🐄 10mo
C.Perone I LOVED this book!! Thought about it so much over the years that I read it again. Enjoy! 10mo
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TNbookworm Love this book, one of my favorites! 10mo
Reagan-reads Currently sitting on my TBR shelf 😬 10mo
Reggie I love love love this book. Here‘s to hoping you like it. When I first read it it did scare me because when we first meet the bad guy he‘s in a theatre watching himself in Faces Of Death while his face is changing and it just creeped me out. That was over 20 yrs ago. 10mo
candority @Ashley_Nicoletto @Reagan-reads If I can do it, you can do it! 💪 10mo
candority @C.Perone @TNbookworm @Reggie I think I‘m going to love it too! I‘m prepared to be scared/creeped out. 10mo
juliegumdrop I would like to try this too. Intimidating because of its size. Hope you enjoy it! 10mo
ColleenIsReading One of my all time faves! I‘ve reread several times. I wrote my college senior thesis about nuclear war in science fiction, and this book was a big part of it. 10mo
candority @juliegumdrop It is intimidating! But I‘m loving it so far! I read over 100 pages in one sitting - it moves along quite well! 10mo
candority @ColleenIsReading I can see why! That‘s such a cool topic to write your thesis on 😊 10mo
ColleenIsReading It worked out really well, the summer I was doing the main part of my research, I had gathered up various novels and stories but I kept saying “too bad The Stand has the flu instead of nukes because it would be so much fun to write about...” Then I wandered into a bookstore and found the original paperback edition, just published! And so many similar themes to The Stand, I was delighted. 10mo
candority @ColleenIsReading Wow, what a fantastic coincidence - it was meant to be! I‘m surprised by how many similarities there are between the two books. I‘m sure McCammon faced a lot of criticism when Swan Song was published. The Stand was a five star read for me, but so far, I‘m enjoying Swan Song more than it! 10mo
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Second audiobook of the year. Group listening Swan Song with Horror Aficionados on Goodreads.
Has anyone read or listened to Swan Song? Thoughts?

Bklover Read it ages ago and loved it. Will have to reread it one of these days! 11mo
trioxin_sematary Love this book! 😎 10mo
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Addison_Reads
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#18in2018

Most of these are #blameitonlitsy reads.

My absolute favorite fiction for the year is Swan Song. Robert McCammon is an incredible storyteller. After reading this, I bought several of his other books, which I plan to read in 2019.

My favorite non-fiction is Becoming. The writing is warm, welcoming, and inspirational.

The book that I feel is underrated and that everyone should read is River of Teeth. I mean it has hippos after all 😁

TrishB Swan Song and Becoming are in mine too 😁 11mo
readordierachel Hyperbole and a Half ❤ 11mo
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McCammon is a new favorite of mine, at least for audiobooks. Long, dense stories that you can listen to for hours. This was really good! A great post apocalyptic drama.

TrishB Loved this too 💕 11mo
Reggie Ohhhh, this book, I should reread it this year. 11mo
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AmyG
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My husband just brought the mail in....thank you so much! I have been wanting this for so long. And it‘s so big. I may save it for my Israel trip in June. You are so sweet. 😘
@dariazeoli

RadicalReader @AmyG chunkster novels are the best 12mo
dariazeoli Hope it‘s as good as I‘ve heard! Thank you for the Kindle books! I‘ll thank you again tomorrow when I post them 😁 12mo
EmilyM This was a great book! 12mo
LoverofLit When people ask me what my favorite book is, I say this book 📖💕 12mo
AmyG @EmilyM @LoverofLit You and others are why I want to read this so badly. 12mo
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LauraJ
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This is most of what I finished reading this month. Swan Song was my favorite! Everything was worth reading, except Your Duck...
#novemberstats #novemberwrapup

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Guildedearlobe
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Today‘s #manicmonday is brought to you by the #letters and @JoScho

📚 Swan Song by Robert McCammon
✏️ SM Stirling
📺 Southland
👻 The Sixth Sense
🍜 Soup. I eat soup almost every day. Soup makes me happy, warm and full.

JoScho I love that delightfully creepy cover! 13mo
Sharpeipup Ditto on the soup! 12mo
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LauraJ
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Okay, THIS is what I wanted The Stand to be! Both books feature survivors of a world catastrophe traveling the U.S. trying to rebuild their lives. The themes are more focused in Swan Song...good vs evil, redemption, belonging. The writing is grittier and I easily lost myself in the story. Not once did I check to see how many more pages left ‘til the end of this #chunkster. (I frequently peeked while reading The Stand.). A rare 5-Star read!

Eggbeater That pug though! 😍 13mo
TheLibrarian What a cute pup! 13mo
tricours I also thought it was better than The Stand! 11mo
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LibLib
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The premise of this book is that the world is pretty much wiped out due a nuclear holocaust and the few remaining people left are split into two groups: the good trying to bring hope and life back into the world and the bad trying to further destroy. Sound familiar at all? If you‘ve read The Stand by Stephen King, it might. Granted there are some differences but at times this book felt unoriginal and definitely waaaay to long. #mehbook

Slajaunie That is what I thought as I read the description. Definitely a King knock-off. 13mo
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LauraJ
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Why did I start a 920 page book over the weekend? I am enjoying it.
Yesterday was not only Halloween...it was also Abby‘s 15th birthday. She fell asleep in her quinceañera dress.

RavenLovelyReads 😂😂😂we all fall asleep in our quinceańera dresses! 👗 13mo
Libby1 😻😻😻😻 I am in love. Happy birthday, Abby. 13mo
rubyslippersreads She‘s adorable! 😻 13mo
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Suzze That picture is priceless. Happy Birthday, Abby! 13mo
Tamra Sweet! 13mo
LauraBeth This is so adorable. Happy Birthday to Abby! 🎉🎉 13mo
LeahBergen Awww! 💕💕💕💕 13mo
CoverToCoverGirl Spoiled rotten! What a beauty! ❤️😊 13mo
Purrfectpages Omg I can‘t take it! 13mo
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LauraJ
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Trying to read this, but Cecil is distracting me.
#catsoflitsy

BookishTrish 😻😹 13mo
Eyelit Omg - the cuteness!! 😻 13mo
RadicalReader @LauraJ cuteness overload 13mo
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LeahBergen 😂😂 He‘s going to murder you in your sleep. 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads @LeahBergen that's exactly what I was thinking! 😂 13mo
BookaholicNatty 😻😻😻😻😻 13mo
Tamra 😂 13mo
Wife I wonder what he‘s thinking 🤔? 13mo
Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 that is hysterical! 13mo
LauraJ @Wife exactly what @LeahBergen and @zsuzsanna_reads said! 13mo
Ddzmini He does not look happy 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
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Addison_Reads
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This book is incredible. Probably one of my favorites of all time now. I loved the story, I loved the setting, and I loved the characters.

This is my first McCammon book and I am definitely a fan now.

If you like end of the world dystopian chunksters, read this book. 💜📖

LauraJ I have this deck too and this was the image in my head throughout the story. 13mo
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julieloverofbooks
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Two thirds through this great book. It‘s kept me up and reading til 1 am all week 😳

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Addison_Reads
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First off, this book is amazing and I can't believe I've waited so long to read it.

Secondly though, who else gets broken up more over animals dying in a book than some of the human characters? Killer was such an awesome little dog 😭 I'm gonna miss him.

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Guildedearlobe
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A bit late but here‘s my contribution to the #sundaysurvey from @alisonrose

1. I like to read horror in the fall and will take on a theme month but if a book calls to me I‘ll read it even if it doesn‘t make fit the season.

2. Swan Song by Robert R. McCanmon

3. In more of a night owl but sometimes work forces to be up and productive during daylight hours.

4. Right Handed.

alisonrose Thanks for playing! 1y
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Addison_Reads
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This one came through tonight on my ebook holds on Overdrive. I'm excited to start it.

trioxin_sematary One of my favourites 🙂 1y
Reggie There are scenes I still think of in here and I read this over 20 years ago. I love McCammon. 1y
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laurasmash
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Wow. This was quite a ride!

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trioxin_sematary
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Another McCammon ye say?

Why not! 🤩

This here book is incredible, when I first read it I immediately thought it was derivative of The Stand by Stephen King; I didn't care of course because it's an incredible book in its own right.

Maybe McCammon was inspired by it, there's a lot of similarities.

So if you loved The Stand or are into biblical post-apocalyptic stories, read this! ❤

❤battered paperbacks❤

#robertmcammon
#horror

Ashley_Nicoletto I loved the Stand - it‘s my favorite book. And this has been sitting on my TBR forever. Must pick it up after seeing this recommendation. 1y
TrishB Loved this one and The Stand ! 1y
Clare_Riley This book has been sat on my bookshelf for ages! I really need to read it. I read The Stand as a teenager, so that probably deserves a reread as well!! 1y
Bookwomble Is the cover art by Melvyn Grant? It looks like his style. 1y
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toofondofbooks
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#augustwrapup number one

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MStew
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Flea market finds this weekend hit jackpot for retro McCammon paperbacks! I love them, I will be reading swan song first out of these three!

Aren't they beautys!!!!😍

#horror

TNbookworm Love Robert R McCammon! 1y
BooksBikes12 FANTASTIC find. 1y
TrishB Swan Song is amazing. 1y
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DaveGreen7777 I got this book for Christmas last year, I plan to finally dive into it soon! 😀 1y
MStew @TNbookworm 🤗🤗 1y
MStew @Books_Bikes_12 I know right! I grabbed so fast 😂 1y
MStew @TrishB I'm pumped! 1y
MStew @DaveGreen7777 that's best gift ever! 1y
LoverofLit Swan Song is my favorite book. Whenever someone asks me, "What's your favorite book?" I always think of this one first. 1y
quanners Wow talk about a throwback. I have not seen the cover of Swan Song since I read it in middle school (class of 93)! I don‘t remember the characters but I remember the essence of the book. I enjoyed it. It was intense for a 7th grader anyway. 1y
MStew @LoverofLit it's one of my bfs too! 1y
MStew @quanners 😂 wow a 7th grade read that is BAD ass lol!! 😎 reading horror at young age!! That's sweet 1y
trioxin_sematary Swan Song and Stinger were awesome! These covers are nifty! 🤩😘 1y
MStew @trioxin_sematary thanks babe 😚 glad you said for me to buy em'😂😘😘 1y
dragondrool Those are the covers I have. Though I also have newer copies of Swan Song as well. The Wolf's Hour is a fantastic book. 1y
MStew @dragondrool these copies are pretty😍 1y
minkyb Yea for flea market finds! 1y
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toofondofbooks
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Epic apocalyptic fiction. Characters that you love and love to hate struggle in the age old battle of ultimate good verses ultimate evil. You will be reminded a lot of King's The Stand, but McCammon's book stands on its own. I'm stingy with 5 star ratings, but this is definitely one for me.

trioxin_sematary Great one! ☺ 1y
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toofondofbooks
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#audiocrocheting this Sunday afternoon.

ladym30 Beautiful colors! 1y
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Guildedearlobe
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Today‘s #agameoffavorites is local authors. Since two of my local faves Jonathan Maberry and Duane Swierczynaki recently moved to California I‘m going to go with a man I have occasionally bumped into around town, the bearded Wunderkind Chuck Wendig. In a post about books that have stayed with him he lists one of my favorites Robert McCammon‘s Swan Song. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/09/07/the-ten-books-that-have-stuck-with-me...

trioxin_sematary Excellent!! 😍👌 1y
Guildedearlobe The photo is my old tattered and overused copy of Swan Song and the gorgeous cover of the special edition from subterranean press. 1y
madamereadsalot1 Robert McCammon's Gone South is one of my favorites! 1y
MStew Saawweeettt cover 1y
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trioxin_sematary
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An ancient evil roams an America ravaged by nuclear war; he is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, a malevolent force that feeds on the dark desires of the countless followers he has gathered into his service. His only desire is to find a special child named Swan, and destroy her. But those who would protect the girl are determined to fight for what is left of the world and their souls.

Highest possible recommendation, it's one of my favourite books! ❤

quirkyreader And it‘s a #paperbacksfromhell edition. 🐸🐙 1y
trioxin_sematary @quirkyreader is that in there? 🤔 I never knew, I haven't looked at that Paperbacks from Hell book; I prefer to find my own ones. I like to be different! 😂 1y
quirkyreader I like to group the 80‘s and 70‘s covers into the pbh category so that we can see all of the cool covers that came out of that era. Most of my pbh‘s aren‘t even in the “guide book”. 1y
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trioxin_sematary @quirkyreader oh I see what you're doing, that's a brilliant idea!! I'll need to start doing this, thank you! I'm looking forward to more of yours!! 😊 1y
zzz This sounds amazing 👍 1y
BooksBikes12 Your retro horror and sci-fi books have inspired me to hunt down my own. Off to my local thrift stores ! 1y
BekahB I recently bought this as an audiobook. I haven‘t read a McCammon book yet. I‘m not sure if I want to start with The Listener since it‘s new or something like Swan Song or They Thirst. 1y
trioxin_sematary @Jen_is_always_reading you should definitely give it a go! 🤓🔖 1y
trioxin_sematary @Books_Bikes_12 I'm glad, that's my goal!! I hope you find some great ones, be sure to post then! 😊 1y
trioxin_sematary @BekahB They Thirst is another brilliant book, the best Vampire Horror I've ever read to be honest! 😲 1y
MStew This is a beauty babe 1y
Guildedearlobe Holy crap. That‘s a cover I‘ve never seen. I want one now. 1y
RamsFan1963 I first read this book when the US was going into the first Iraq War, aka Desert Shield, and it gave me nightmares for weeks, dreams of death and destruction. 1y
toofondofbooks I'm listening to this on audio right now. It really reminds me of how real nuclear war with Russia was a fear for me as a kid/teen in the 80s. Also really reminds me of The Stand 1y
Reggie I have only read this once, over 20 years ago and thinking about that guy laughing and changing his faces while watching the Faces of Death movie because he is every scene still creeps me out. I love this book. And I love McCammon. @BekahB if you can, get a Boy‘s Life. It is his best. Hands down. All of his stuff is good but that one was magic. 1y
trioxin_sematary @Guildedearlobe I got this on biblio.co.uk 1y
trioxin_sematary @RamsFan1963 I can see how that would be! 😂 I've been like that a few times in my life, now with Russia/Metro 2033 ☻ 1y
BekahB @Reggie thanks for the recommendation! I was looking through his list of books the other day and this one definitely caught my attention. 1y
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It took me all of July, but I finally finished the 34+ hr audiobook, ‘Swan Song‘, the horror/fantasy novel in which nuclear strikes have devastated the world. Against a perpetual winter landscape, survivors struggle w/the breakdown of society, loss of technology, sickness and death.👇

Dogearedcopy Hope comes in the shape of a young girl who has the ability to call forth life, and the mystic powers of a crazy bag lady from NYC who finds a melted mass of glass and jewels on Fifth Avenue. The cast of characters, many plot devices and themes are clearly ripped off from Stephen King‘s ‘The Stand‘ but McCammon is a better writer. Yep, I said it. 👇 (edited) 1y
Dogearedcopy Tom Stechschute is the perfect narrator for ‘Swan Song‘, bringing the 1980s zeitgeist and McCammon‘s characters to life. (edited) 1y
Guildedearlobe I‘m glad you liked this. I absolutely adore this book. 1y
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Guildedearlobe Oh, did you every listed to A Gift Upon The Shore? I‘d be interested in what you thought. It‘s in my top 3 favorite books along with The Stand and Swan Song and one of the few I‘ve done in print and audio. 1y
Dogearedcopy I haven‘t *yet* listened to 1y
4thhouseontheleft This is one of the few on the list that I had never heard of! 1y
trioxin_sematary Two of my most favourite books, absolutely fantastic reads! 1y
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I tried to read "stand " by Stephen King few times. after 3 or 4 years, I made it to page 200 and just gave up. I was first reluctant about Swan Song because I heard it was similar to stand and boy, was I wrong. I got sucked in right from the beginning. It had plenty horror, action and just enough kitch to keep me entertained..i loved every page of it. Highly recommend

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🎧 I‘m 12.5 hours into the 34.3-hr audio and one thing that McCammon does better than King (‘The Stand‘) is describing the aftermath of the apocalypse: Graphic descriptions of environmental and bodily harm. Of course, nuclear fallout is much more obvious than a virus, but McCammon makes even the subtle or small things like a cough seem much more vivid.

Image: My First Aid stock of potassium iodide (KI) for me and my family

MrBook This has now moved up by TBR 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Thank you! It already did since it made the GAR list, but now it's even higher thanks to you. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
Bklover Love this book! Another good McCammon is 1y
Dogearedcopy @Bklover Wow! That sounds amazing! #stacked 1y
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