Thursday, September 29, 2011

Alas Babylon By Pat Frank

Written in 1959 by Pat Frank, Alas Babylon is a “classic” post-apocalyptic tale set in Florida that came highly recommended by and and received “5 stars” by 46% of reader ratings. So, I read the whole damn thing trying to find something good about it.  I never did.

It is sexist, racist and boring. Oh yes, and required reading in most American high school literature classes, which is truly depressing. When Pat Frank wrote at the end of the book that the surviving women would need strong men to lead them I sort of threw up in my mouth.

The End.

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