|Submitted by John |
(Jul 07, 2010)
For a book released a year before I was born this is a very modern read. Cooper combines a powerful idea with masterful writing and a great eye for character. The themes in this book are complex and if it weren't sci-fi I believe the literary intelligensia would have taken note of it.
We're used to post-disaster/post-apocalyspe scenarios in our films and books now, but in 1965 this was probably one of the first novels to tackle the subject, and the apocalypse in question is not nuclear - the world ends with a whimper and the people left behind are the interesting ones!