Book - 1997
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The stunning debut novel from the star of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The United States of 2019 is a very different place. Economic depression, an enormous earthquake, and the assassination of a black President-elect have turned the country into a war zone. Four people, each as different and troubled as the next, are the nation's last hope. But can they overcome the devastation and build a new world?
Publisher: New York : Warner/HB Fenn, c1997.
ISBN: 9780446519939
Characteristics: 274 p.


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Oct 01, 2009

This is WAY better than "bootlegga" (What a name) gives this book credit for. This is just another vision of the future from a point of view of the real people left after The Big Quake, and seems to me to be a closer to real life take than "The Stand". There are no "hands from God" appearing from nowhere. No "Man in Black" setting up shop in Las Vegas. And no. "M.O.O.N." does NOT spell anything in this book, except moon. Levar Burton deals with things in this book that Stephen King went nowhere near. Like race relations after the Apocalypse. Don't get me wrong. I am a huge fan of Stephen King, but I agree that it should not have been compared with "the Stand"

This book is sorth your ime. It's thought provoking, well written, and maddening at times. It's sad that this is Levar Burton's only novel.

Oct 01, 2009

Don't believe the book jacket for a second. No matter what Whoopi Goldberg says, this book is nowhere close to the Stand (Stephen King). King uses 30+ chapters to describe the apocalypse, while Burton uses 30 pages. King's work has tons of excellent, well-developed characters, while Burton's are flat and one-dimensional. Worst of all, Burton's book is predictable and boring, even when there is action.

If you want apocalyptic fiction, read the Stand or Alas Babylon, not this book.

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