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Swan Song (original 1987; edition 2009)

by Robert McCammon

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Member:ramblingivy
Title:Swan Song
Authors:Robert McCammon
Info:Gallery Books (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 864 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
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Tags:fiction, audio, post-apocalyptic, read in 2012

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Swan Song by Robert McCammon (1987)

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Enjoyable immersion reading

Numerous OCR errors in Kindle version though. ( )
  nospi | Feb 7, 2016 |
This is my coworker's favorite book of all time. She'd been pushing me to pick it up but it took a long time and I had no idea what to expect. I'm not sure how the author was able to imagine every horror flick's worst nightmares woven into a narrative that is a tale of hope and redemption. Amazing. I wonder what happens now... I'm sad it's over! ( )
  bjoelle5 | Feb 6, 2016 |
(Spoiler Alert) I really enjoyed this book. I was a little surprised that she didn't put the crown on one more time. I really thought something special was gonna happen near the end of the book, after she put the crown on and kept in on. ( )
  ralphs007 | Jan 24, 2016 |
Holy COW!! Better than The Stand!!
  kosana | Jan 21, 2016 |
Holy COW!! Better than The Stand!!
  kosana | Jan 21, 2016 |
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For Sally, whose inside face is as beautiful as the one outside. We survived the comet!
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Once upon a time we had a love affair with fire, the president of the United States thought as the match that he'd just struck to light his pipe flared beneath his fingers.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0671741039, Mass Market Paperback)

Swan Song is rich with such characters as an ex-wrestler named Black Frankenstein, a New York City bag lady who feels power coursing from a weird glass ring, a boy who claws his way out of a destroyed survivalist compound. They gather their followers and travel toward each other, all bent on saving a blonde girl named Swan from the Man of Many Faces. Swan Song is often compared to Stephen King's The Stand, and for the most part, readers who enjoy one of the two novels, will enjoy the other. Like The Stand, it's an end-of-the-world novel, with epic sweep, apocalyptic drama, and a cast of vividly realized characters. But the tone is somewhat different: The good is sweeter, the evil is more sadistic, and the setting is harsher, because it's the world after a nuclear holocaust. Swan Song won a 1988 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. It's a monster of a horror book, brimming over with stories and violence and terrific imagery--God and the Devil, the whole works.

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"An ancient evil roams the blasted, nightmare country, an evil as old as time. He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, the Man of Many Faces, gathering under his power the forces of human greed and madness. He is seeking to destroy a child, the one called Swan."--Cover.… (more)

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