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    • CommentAuthoragovella
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2008 edited
     (2170.1)
    Wanted to pimp this as an awesome book recommended for just about anyone, anytime.

    I think it's lauded as the first disaster book. Much better written than Frankenstein, IMO, though Frankenstein had that sort of youthful verve, angst, and edge that makes early writings so awesome despite their flaws.

    Anyway, The Last Man is better written, though definitely very 19th century. And in a world where writers great and good have trouble really nailing the endings, I think she nails it. It's just brilliant.
    • CommentAuthorbiglig
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2008
     (2170.2)
    Good old Project Gutenberg has a link to it here. Second time this week someone's recommended this book to me - I'd better read it!
    • CommentAuthoragovella
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
     (2170.3)
    Thank you for that link! You just made my year.