|Number Of Pages||320 pages|
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I first read this book about 10 years ago. I used to rent it from the library and re-read it at least once a year. I now own this book because it is definately a classic. It's an eye opener for anyone who reads it. It has action, suspense, tragedy, love, mankinds destruction as well as its rebuilding. The title says it all. Alas, Babylon. With the two super powers of the Earth going to war with nuclear weapons and the wiping out civilization with it. Overnight, millions of people are killed instantly. This story focuses on one town in Florida, before, during, and after the holocaust. How radiation poisoning, food, civilized order, and survival are all on the minds of those people. Where they struggle and join together to confront Earth that is and make it better for tomorrow.
I decieded to pick this book up for a long trip. I had first heard about Pat Franks Alas Babylon through the new CBS show Jericho and decided I wanted to read it.
This book should have been on my high school reading list because it was formost a life changing book. Extremely frighting in the aspects of a Nuclear Holocaust, but all the while providing for an insight in the best of humanity. Neighbors helping neighbors.
I could not put this classic down!!
What would your corner of the world be like if this country lost the electric grid, and all forms of communication. "Alas Babylon" is a very well written novel that grabs your attention immediately. I first read the book many years ago in high school -- in the days before the internet, cell phones, and instant information. I wondered if the story line would seem dated and not sophisticated in todays world. To my surprise it was still a "page turner"! It also captures the life in rural Florida in the 50's, before Florida became so populated. I am so glad I was able to repurchase this outstanding book!! Thank you eBay
I Bought first paperback of ALAS BABYLON when I was just a teenager in 1959. I have bought many and gave them to friends since. This book in many ways is ageless in it's story of how people act in a crisis and how little things not thought of are of such a value in a crisis if it be a natural disaster or a man made one. In the world we live now it would be good for ALL to read and it might effect your decisions and make you think and prepair. With at least two dozen reprintings it must still be of a great interest and very timely. 50calpet
i read this book for the first time , 23 years ago. just re read it , still as good as the first time recommended to everyone.