DOC á ↠ Robert R. McCammon

Swan SongA wasteland born of rage populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies the last survivors on earth have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of humani I read this book back when it was first published in the ‘80’s I was still in high school had big frizzy hair wore too much blue eyeliner and pretty much hated my life I spent most of my free time haunting the local Osco drug for the newest horror paperbacks to escape it all When I saw this huge tome 900 pages I scurried back home with it thinking I had just hit the jackpot And I had It turned out to be one of the best horror novels I’d ever read and I was reading a lot back then This is why I was hesitant to revisit it some 26 years later afraid I’d tarnish my memory of fiction perfection But I did it anyway I can’t read 900 page tomes any because my brain shuts down at the thought but I can read them on unabridged audio Swan Song became my driving companion for over three weeks and now that I’m finished I already miss the soothing voice of Tom Stechschulte I’ll have to snap up something else he’s narrated Maybe “The Road” if I can bring myself to listen to itIf you’ve read this you already know it’s one of the best end of the world novels ever written if you haven’t read it yet and you’re a fan of the new apocalypse books flooding the shelves you really need to do yourself a favor and read this one It is set in the 80’s and we are at war with Russia trigger fingers set off nuclear bombs and kaboom the world as we know it is gone The rest of the book focuses on a cast of characters as they make their way in this entirely new world void of all creature comforts like fresh water sunshine and warmth But out of the destruction a little magic blooms too Two camps basically evolve There are the murdering raping pillagers and the decent people who want to restore the earth and rebuild The two have an epic classic collision of good vs evil Those are the bare bones of the story but it’s so much than that It’s heartbreaking and full of loss as well as hope and it so worth your timeA few notes that you should be aware of before digging in1 The book doesn’t start with a huge bang There’s enough setup and character back story here for 3 or 4 modern day books Woo hoo for me because I can never get enough of that stuff when it’s good but maybe not for everyone2 The action takes a little bit to get going but once it starts there is a lot of it and it’s described in vivid detail I’m not a huge action fan and I admit I did doze off when the military maneuvers went on and on 3 The book skips around from group to group There are a lot of characters to wrap your head around and I was a little confused here and there but eventually you get to know most of them very intimately Many of them are flawed people and they’re all changed by their time on the road I think I enjoyed that aspect most of all Be warned though some of these people who you will grow to love will die and you will probably cry Maybe for a few days4 This sucker is a 34 hour listen I thought the narrator did a fantastic job with most of the characters For the most part he gave them distinctive voices with the exception of the villains at the very end to me they all sounded the same screeching out their scratchy voiced commands You may want to find a sample online and give it a listen before committing 34 hours is a long freaking time if the narrator isn’t working for you5 There’s a hell of a lot of violence and it’s not the prettified glossy kind Be prepared6 There is a strong 50ish female character as a lead Where can you find that nowadays If you find one tell me so I can buy it7 There is even a little smidge of a sweet romance amidst all of the chaos See there’s something for everyone Now go read it

Robert R. McCammon ↠ Swan Song READER

Thered 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 In 45 to 50 stars I am a big fan of The Stand by Stephen King and I thought it was the standard in apocalyptic fictionUNTIL NOW Swan Song is THE BEST apocalyptic science fiction book I have ever read At over 950 pages this book could have been a chore to get through but that was not the case at all I flew through it and never found my attention wandering or my interest waning A truly spectacular novel with a superb cast of really good peeople and REALLY BAD PEOPLE Highest possible recommendation Winner Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel 1988Nominee World Fantasy Award for best Novel 1988Nominee Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 1988

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DOC Â READER Swan Song FREE ↠ JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY á ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Swan Song By Robert R. McCammon ✩ – An ancient evil roams the desolate landscape of an America ravaged by nuclear war He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye a malevolent force that feeds on the dark desires ofAn ancient evil roams the desolate landscape of 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 ga This is one of the darkest post apocalyptic books I've read in a while totally satisfied that craving I may have had a few bad dreams about itWhat I would have liked knowing beforehand Nuclear war with Russia There are fantasy elements in here Yes it's long There's a war going on so if you're not really into military fiction won't be for you Overall it was almost too realistic Did I say it was really darkI would recommend it