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Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« on: September 24, 2020, 08:18:11 AM »
I don’t think any of us put this sort of stories  mostly about a bloke walking aimlessly in a wasteland in our top 10 favourite books of all time do we or do we?
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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 08:38:12 AM »
I like post apocalyptic movies.  Waterworld.  The Postman.  Gremlins

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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 01:28:32 PM »
I like post apocalyptic movies.  Waterworld.  The Postman.  Gremlins
Not sure if serious about Gremlins, but I’ll toss the Mad Max films in there. Would King’s The Stand be considered post apocalyptic? Steve Boyett’s Ariel is pretty good. Peter Clines Ex series about a world after a zombocalypse with added superheroes was also a fun read.
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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 01:46:01 PM »
The Half A trilogy by Joe Abercrombie are this, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.  They would be my favourite of all his books.
I think because it’s also Vikings  :D

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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 01:48:49 PM »
I read a YA trilogy that fits here, Pure from Julianna Baggot, it was super interesting.
I only bought the book because the cover/set-up on the first book was so incredible, hehe.
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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 04:17:18 PM »
I like post apocalyptic movies.  Waterworld.  The Postman.  Gremlins

Waterworld? The Kevin Costner one. I recall being massively disappointed by that one.

Mad Max, Snowpiercer, 12 monkeys, Book of Eli, I am Legend...and not to say Wall-E!
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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2020, 04:18:57 PM »
World War Z... The Road... A canticle for Lebowitz... The Passage... I am legend... Wool... On the beach... Bird Box... Girl with all the gifts... Gate to women's country... The Chrysalids... the day of the triffids... Parable of the sower... station eleven...


Not sure what you mean  ;D
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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2020, 04:38:29 PM »
I did say books , not tv or film shows.

And none of you say there your favourite be honest you rather read something else apart from Nora, I know I would.
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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2020, 06:02:04 PM »
Mad Max, Snowpiercer, 12 monkeys, Book of Eli, I am Legend...and not to say Wall-E!

I like 12 Monkeys and I am Legend.  Wall-E was decent for a single watch, but I wouldn't watch it a second time

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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2020, 06:03:28 PM »
Have read much post apocalyptic books, but one of my favorites was Gemmel's Jon Shannow trilogy. Absolutely amazing.

Jorg books by Lawrence technically fall in here too.
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2020, 06:20:39 PM »
I wouldn't say they're my favourite, because I don't have a favourite, but I do enjoy a good post apocalyptic setting. Even more so if it's far future, and there only hints to fact it used to be our world.

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2020, 06:24:13 PM »
There is a Japanese anime named Ergo Proxy that is excellent

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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2020, 09:24:03 PM »
I wouldn't say they're my favourite, because I don't have a favourite, but I do enjoy a good post apocalyptic setting. Even more so if it's far future, and there only hints to fact it used to be our world.

Yeah I mean, I'm the same. I have many favourites... I don't have a single, lone "favourite book". I might have a top 10... but it fluctuates. I've read and loved many post apocalyptic novels... I don't understand what it means that maybe none of the members here don't count one as their top, #1 story ever read.

You question is Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?

My answer is yes. I do, a lot. I love them. I read them. Just because none of them have blown me away on the scale of Library at Mount Char doesn't mean I didn't truly love them. I've even re-read some several times! Like World War Z.
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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2020, 12:50:43 AM »
I have a personal irritation with some aspects of post-apoc stories - that being ones that are set waaaay in the future (so society has basically rebuilt) but things are still organised the way they were in our present day. Especially if it's a scenario where the land was wiped free of people, and has been resettled from elsewhere, but you're telling me that the European lands just happen to have sorted themselves out into similar arrangements again. Hmm?

This can be ameliorated by an author giving some thought to that "just happens". I feel like Abercrombie's YA trilogy does well at feeling like a consideration of how this land, these same geographical considerations, are shaping the people in similar ways as they did the first time. (Or maybe it's just that I also read a book about the North Sea, and I suspect Abercrombie may have read the same book...)

I remain unclear to this day as to whether Hoffman's Left Hand of God was supposed to be set in a post-apoc world, or he was just too lazy to not use real-world names for his places. That lack of clarity remains utterly infuriating.

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Re: Does anyone care for post apocalyptic stories?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2020, 05:43:54 AM »
I guess it’s like all types of stories, and if you read enough you will find something you really really like in a particular setting. I do have a post apocalyptic story I love and that’s Feed by Mira Grant.
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I will expand your TBR pile.

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