Thursday, April 21, 2005

Book of the Week: Swan Song by Robert McCommon

Often compared to Stephen King's The Stand, this apoctalyptic tale from Robert McCammon is just a bit better in my opinion. Everyone has their own opinion about these two books, but I just found Swan Song to be more entertaining. It's a broad epic featuring a slew of characters, but each one is enjoyable to read about and the 960 pages are done before you know it. The big difference between the two books is King's is a world after a plague hits and McCammon's takes place after a nuclear holocaust. The setting is bleak and dark and really makes for a good read. This book has it all, everything you want in a great end-of-the-world/rebirth story. It gets ***** out of *****.

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