George Paxton was an ordinary man until something extraordinary happened--nuclear holocaust. Now George Paxton is about to discover what happens after the end of the world. "Astute, highly engaging, and finally moving".--Los Angeles Times.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
James Morrow was born in Philadelphia in 1947. Besides writing, he plays with Lionel electric trains and collects videocassettes of vulgar biblical spectacles.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If Alice of Wonderland fame were sent on an errand to Armageddon via the pen of Douglas Adams, the end result still wouldn't have even a fraction of the twisted humor, unfathomable loss or terrible beauty you'll find in this incredible story. Part myth, part parable and all the while a sly, sidelong acknowledgment of so many of the modern habits we all take for granted, Morrow is a masterful guide, sweeping the reader effortlessly from the hateful to the laughable, from the absurd to the uncomfortably real, with a careless ease and a deep, abiding respect. At the last, though the story will send you all the way from Renaissance France to the very ends of the earth, it will end all too quickly -- which, as you might imagine, is entirely appropriate. This is a book that simply must be read.
Morrow's story is an end of the world one with a difference, it has a sense of humour. While I love the typical dystopian vision of the last few remnants of humanity struggling to survive after the apocalypse, this made an unusual departure. The story concerns who was to blame for the nuclear exchange and is a total satire on the cold war and the ensuing nuclear arms race. Fairly unique to science fiction.
One of the best writen books about a post-nuclear world of chaos, time paradox, and general freakyness.