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Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

6 Ratings: 4.5
Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon - Horror - Apocalypse

Product Description  An ancient evil roams the desolate landscape of an America ravaged by nuclear war. He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, a malevolent force that feeds on the dark desires of the countless followers he has gathered into his … see full wiki

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Author: Robert R. McCammon
Genre: Horror, Apocalypse
Publisher: 978-0671741037
Date Published: (June 1, 1987)
3 reviews about Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
review by . August 16, 2010
An post-apocalyptic tale about the war between good and evil.
Swan Song is in my top five favorite books about the post-apocalypse.  It's a simple tale about good versus evil and the struggle to survive in a world after a nuclear holocaust.  The huge tome starts off with the President of the United States making a fatal decision about being the first to push the button.  Aided and abetted by his hawkish generals, he decides to wipe out most of humankind off of the face of the Earth.   From there the story follows several characters, …
review by . June 25, 2010
Fans of the Stand will be drawn to Swan Song as well. McCammon conjures a post nuclear war world involving the major super powers and some smaller nations. The US believes that a Soviet "first strike" is imminent and takes steps to back the Soviets off. There has already been some small scale nuclear attacks started by terrorists and leading to some small scale nuclear use by governments. Finally, during the heat of summer the fateful decisions are made with no real leadership on the American …
review by . November 28, 2008
Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
I am a fan of the post-apocalypse-survival-band type novels, and this is one of the best written ones out there. McCammons characters are fully fleshed out and complete, his vision of the desolated terrain and the behavior patterns of those who survive are terrifyingly realistic. There is Sister Creep, a bag lady with a tragic past who escapes immediate death by sleeping deep under the subway tunnels of NYC. Young Swan Prescott, only nine years old, on the run from another 'uncle' in her mother's …
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