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Swan Song af Robert McCammon
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Swan Song (udgave 2009)

af Robert McCammon

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3,2621153,822 (4.12)2 / 145
Fiction. Horror. HTML:New York Times Bestseller: A young girl's visions offer the last hope in a postapocalyptic wasteland in this "grand and disturbing adventure" (Dean Koontz).
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Swan is a nine-year-old Kansas girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom??something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America.

In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idaho's Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers the value of a killer instinct; and amid the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains of Nebraska, Swan forms a heart-and-soul bond with an unlikely new companion. Soon they will cross paths. But only Swan knows that they must endure more than just a trek across an irradiated country of mutated animals, starvation, madmen, and wasteland warriors.

Swan's visions tell of a coming malevolent force. It's a shape-shifting embodiment of the apocalypse, and of all that is evil and despairing. And it's hell-bent on destroying the last hope of goodness and purity in the world. Swan is that hope. Now, she must fight not only for her own survival, but for that of all mankind.

A winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Swan Song has become a modern classic, called "a chilling vision that keeps you turning pages to the shocking end" by John Saul and "a long, satisfying look at hell and salvation" by Publishers Weekly… (mere)
Medlem:jtshipp
Titel:Swan Song
Forfattere:Robert McCammon
Info:Pocket (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 864 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:*****
Nøgleord:Ingen

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Swan Song af Robert R. McCammon

  1. 100
    Slutspil : The Stand af Stephen King (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: Another post apocalyptic horror novel that is often compared to this one.
  2. 40
    Opgøret af Stephen King (infiniteletters, Scottneumann, BeckyJG)
    BeckyJG: Dark, detailed tale of post-apocalyptic survivors fighting supernatural evil.
  3. 40
    Høstens engle af Alden Bell (cmwilson101)
    cmwilson101: Another post-apocalyptic book with fantasy elements woven in.
  4. 10
    Speaks the Nightbird af Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
  5. 00
    The Gone-Away World af Nick Harkaway (BeckyJG)
    BeckyJG: Industry gone wild creates apocalypse, yet survivors still work for the company. Surprising and touching ending
  6. 00
    Alas, Babylon af Pat Frank (sturlington)
  7. 01
    Slutspil af Dan Simmons (Scottneumann)
  8. 01
    A Plague Upon Your Family af Mark Tufo (cmwilson101)
    cmwilson101: Epic, apocalyptic cross-country tale with supernatural elements of good v evil
  9. 01
    Zombie Fallout af Mark Tufo (cmwilson101)
    cmwilson101: Epic, apocalyptic tale of survival with supernatural elements of good v evil
  10. 02
    Blod af Guillermo del Toro (Phantasma)
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The easiest way to describe this book is as an epic analogy against war, especially nuclear war. One can’t help think of Stephen King’s The Stand while reading this, and, I imagine, vice versa, once having read both, but each deserves their own place on anyone’s bookshelves. I can’t say everything I want to say without giving away the plot and outcome, but I’m not sure the anti-hero attempt quite works for me, maybe because it seems so sudden and brief. Sadly, the outcome speaks so eloquently, showing us with a painful foresight that some people may never change, even though hope runs throughout. There was a moment where I rolled my eyes when they get to their final destination and who they find there, but that soon dissipated when the author flipped the story defying my expectations. A head hopping but absorbing narrative worthy of recognition. ( )
  SharonMariaBidwell | Sep 6, 2023 |
Gave up just after the start of the second "book". There was a time skip and I realised I was just uninterested in what had happened in the skip or the rest of this novel generally. What I had read, while it did contain a few nice scenes, was filled with cliches, just passable unimaginative writing, poor dialogue, and was overly long for not much payoff whilst having no real depth to it. For the most part, the horror and/or tense sections failed to hit the mark with me. I think I added this to my to-read pile during one of my periods of intense interest in the horror of "thinking about the unthinkable" in nuclear war planning, but Fred Kaplan's and Danny Ellsberg's non-fiction books deliver more horror on that count. ( )
  laurence_gb | Jul 30, 2023 |
3.5 Stars ( )
  moonlit.shelves | May 28, 2023 |
Just finished this on audio and while I did enjoy it I agree with some of the reviewers that the character development was lacking. The epilogue was a little dissatisfying. Many compare this to King's [The Stand] but I have to admit I liked that one better. ( )
  jldarden | Apr 20, 2023 |
I really liked this book. It took me a long time to finish it but I'm very happy that I stuck with it. And the narrator did a fantastic job. ( )
  amcheri | Jan 5, 2023 |
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Fiction. Horror. HTML:New York Times Bestseller: A young girl's visions offer the last hope in a postapocalyptic wasteland in this "grand and disturbing adventure" (Dean Koontz).
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Swan is a nine-year-old Kansas girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom??something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America.

In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idaho's Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers the value of a killer instinct; and amid the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains of Nebraska, Swan forms a heart-and-soul bond with an unlikely new companion. Soon they will cross paths. But only Swan knows that they must endure more than just a trek across an irradiated country of mutated animals, starvation, madmen, and wasteland warriors.

Swan's visions tell of a coming malevolent force. It's a shape-shifting embodiment of the apocalypse, and of all that is evil and despairing. And it's hell-bent on destroying the last hope of goodness and purity in the world. Swan is that hope. Now, she must fight not only for her own survival, but for that of all mankind.

A winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Swan Song has become a modern classic, called "a chilling vision that keeps you turning pages to the shocking end" by John Saul and "a long, satisfying look at hell and salvation" by Publishers Weekly

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