Saturday, March 1, 2014
Just Finished LUCIFER'S HAMMER by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and All I Can Say is Wow!
Actually, I might just rank this one better than THE STAND, though I'm not fully sure on that given how long it has been since I read THE STAND. So, until I revisit it, I can't say with absolute certainty which one is the better of the two. Perhaps they will have to share that number one spot.
And now let me go back to the idea that there may be even better 'End of the World' reads out there. Does anyone have any recommendations? If so, please don't be shy. Without a recommendation to read LUCIFER'S HAMMER, I would never have known about the novel's existence, which, given how great of a read it was, and how popular it apparently is, is quite shocking to me. How could I, a person who reads several books a week, and who loves these types of novels, never before have come across this novel? It doesn't make any sense, and now makes me wonder, what else have I been missing? And not just in the 'End of the World' category of fiction?
Posted by William Malmborg