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Post apocolyptic reads

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BlingLoving Tue 24-Apr-12 09:38:20

I love a good post apocolyptic/sci fi read but find it's quite hard to find them so I'm looking for inspiration please from all of you. To give you an idea of what I like I recently read and enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy. Going further back, I love almost everything John Wyndham ever wrote, but The Day of the Triffids and The Chrysalids are my favourite.

My Kindle is charged and I am ready to download...!

Manda472 Sun 14-Oct-12 22:31:17

Yes Pombear I felt the same about plague and read a lot of it with one tear trickling down my cheek, very sad but very believable.
Read it when there were the cases of Congo fever last week.......

SheldonCooperPHD Wed 17-Oct-12 10:21:26

World War Z is great

I picked up "The Enemy" by charlie higson, because I thought my boy would eventually want to read it, so wanted to see how suitable it was, couldn't put it down and bought myself the next one.

R2PeePoo Thu 18-Oct-12 14:57:52

I love that series SheldonCooperPHD.

The fourth one is on my Xmas wishlist and then I shall read the whole series again from the start.

<happy sigh>

jetstar Mon 22-Oct-12 16:43:39

Unfortunately I did buy 'Then' and I agree - it's not that great sad

Thanks to whoever recommended Rot and Ruin, I got it cheap for my kindle and am enjoying it at the moment (hope it has a good ending!)

R2PeePoo Mon 22-Oct-12 18:14:16

Probably me jetstar I am a little evangelical about that series grin.

Two more of them after Rot and Ruin- 'Dust and Decay' and 'Flesh and Bone'.

bran Mon 22-Oct-12 20:56:03

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bran Mon 22-Oct-12 20:58:46

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jetstar Thu 25-Oct-12 15:01:28

Are the sequels to rot and ruin just as good R2?

R2PeePoo Thu 25-Oct-12 16:42:48

I haven't read Flesh and Bone yet but I thought Dust and Decay was just as good. Jonathon Maberry obviously spends a lot of time thinking about zombies!

The fourth and final one is out next year - according to wikipedia its going to be called fire and ash.

hefalumpbecky Sat 10-Nov-12 20:51:42

Margaret Atwood- as others have suggested I would really recommend Oryx and Crake and the Handmaid's tail. Also read anoter by her can't remeber the name, something to do with a flood. Wasn't so keen on that one.

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