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HAF Book Club: April poll and discussion -- plague edition
« on: March 18, 2020, 08:44:55 AM »
Hoping this is not too gruesome a topic, I thought we might use April for a one-time reading of more or less classic plague stories.

Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart.  A 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel that tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth.

I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson.  An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy the last living man on Earth.

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.  A boldly imagined future in which no hope remains, but in which a father and his young son are sustained by love.

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel.  After a swine flu pandemic kills most of the world's population, a young woman struggles to survive and help rebuild civilization. 

Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks.  A novel based on the history of the small Derbyshire village of Eyam that, when beset by the plague in 1666, quarantined itself in order to prevent the disease from spreading further.



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Re: HAF Book Club: April poll and discussion -- plague edition
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 09:05:18 AM »
I have just ordered Earth Abides.
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Re: HAF Book Club: April poll and discussion -- plague edition
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 01:50:26 PM »
I wouldn't mind folding in these into the regular fiction books.

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Re: HAF Book Club: April poll and discussion -- plague edition
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 07:42:25 PM »
I have just ordered Earth Abides.

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Re: HAF Book Club: April poll and discussion -- plague edition
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 12:53:29 AM »
I wouldn't mind folding in these into the regular fiction books.

Done.
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