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Damnation Alley (original 1969; edition 2001)

by Roger Zelazny

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Title:Damnation Alley
Authors:Roger Zelazny
Info:I Books (2001), Paperback, 192 pages
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Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny (1969)

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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
If you are going to read just one book by Roger Zelazny, don't let it be this one. Not up to his usual standards. Interesting from the standpoint of melding two fascinations of the times (biker gangs and post-apocalyptic survival), but the plot is silly, the execution not much better, and it fails to develop any compelling characters. ( )
  pdp | Apr 6, 2013 |
Not to be confused with the horrifyingly bad Hollywood movie that was (barely) derived from Zelazny's novella, Damnation Alley is a wonderful, action-filled-yet-highly literate read.

This post-apocalyptic thriller begins with an America physically split in two by a dead zone of uncatalogued horrors, and the lead character - a convict with few redeeming qualities - attempts to drive the alley, bringing badly medicine to the east coast.

Zelazny's wonderfully spare style shines, and he whips up some interesting obstacles for our (anti) hero.

Another example of Zelazny's taut prose, and well worth the read. ( )
  TCWriter | Mar 31, 2013 |
Read this also back in highschool. There's a movie based on this book. The book was entertaining. ( )
  bibliosk8er | Aug 14, 2012 |
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Guttierrez, AlanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Across a United States all but destroyed by war and characterized by violent storms and giant bats and snakes, men embark on a seemingly doomed mission to deliver an antiserum to plague-ridden Boston.

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