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Old 10-08-2018, 10:42 AM   #16
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You might find the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz interesting. It's certainly a different perspective.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:58 AM   #17
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There were a lot of such works back in the 50's up through the 70's. On the Beach, Pat Frank's excellent Alas, Babylon. For some reason, I didn't really connect Lucifer's Hammer with the current Mad Max style post Apocalyptic fiction. Ellison's A Boy and his Dog, which was later made into a movie is another.
Regarding Lucifer's Hammer, I certainly wouldn't classify it as Mad Max style, but it does fall under apocalyptic and so meets the very broad specs in the OP. Actually, Footfall by the same authors could be said to fit as well, but I didn't like that very much (the ideas were interesting but it fails to get involving until near the end ... and there's a lot of book to wade through first).

My other recommendation, Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon, might suit the OP fairly closely, as it as definite horror elements mixed into the apocalypse.


For more recent work, The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey would be post-apocalyptic rather that apocalyptic - not sure now picky the OP might be in that respect - but it's most definitely a book worth reading (IMO, of course).


ETA: And to be topical, one might suggest Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I doubt if it's what the OP had in mind, but it's certainly a book about the apocalypse.

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A classic is of course Walter Miller's "A Canticle for Leibowitz".
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How about The Passage by Justin Cronin.

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An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world
Note that it is the first book of a trilogy.
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Any Stephen King recommendations?
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:17 PM   #21
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On a more humorous note, there is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
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On a more humorous note, there is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Also a great read. I love it and have read it multiple times. It is going to be released as a 6 part miniseries on Amazon in early 2019. The trailers I have seen look great.
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His Dark Tower series. Personally I enjoyed it. Starts with The Gunslinger.
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Nice.

Have you read "The Maze Runner"?

I finished the series.

Very good stuff.
Since you listed "The Maze Runner" series as something you enjoyed, but found "The Stand" a bit slow to get started, you might consider some other young adult post-apocalyptic series such as:
  • The Hunger Games
  • Allegiant
  • The Wasteland Saga

Another I enjoyed was Hugh Howley's "Silo" series, which I think fits into this style of post-apocalyptic books.

I think others like "The Stand", "The Road", etc., are longer, darker, and/or deeper in comparison to "The Maze Runner".
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