Monday, September 27, 2010

"Alas Babylon" by Pat Frank (1959) - REVIEW

Goodday and welcome to
"The B.B. Weekly Review"

This week I have chosen to review the book "Alas Babylon" by Pat Frank.

Review: "Alas Babylon" by Pat Frank (1959) was a fantastic read!As a novel, it was easy to read and kept me interested from cover to cover. More than that, however, it really makes you stop and think; what if nuclear warfare began to destroy the world? Would people be able to survive? What would they do? Would they revert back to base animal instincts, or be "civilized" to the end?
This novel details the daily lives of a family learning to survive in a new world after a nuclear disaster hits the world. When this book was written, people were still a lot more self-sufficient than they are today. Reading from a Twentyfirst Century view point, I think most people would be a lot worse off than Pat Frank makes them appear to be in the mid-Twentieth Century.
 Compelling and real, I couldn't put the book down until it was finished. I read this book out loud to my husband while we were driving and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to anyone.

My Rating: 5/5
Have you read "Alas Babylon" by Pat Frank? I would love to know what you thought!
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Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for the recommendation, sounds like a good read.

  2. I have never actually read this one, but it sounds like something i would like. (I enjoy those post apocalyptic stories from the cold war era ...right up my alley)

  3. haven't read the book -- but my husband and I read to each other on trips too. The last one was Memoirs of a Geisha -- it was a great "out loud" read.

    Also, thanks for visiting my blog on the blog hop.

  4. Hi! Thanks for stopping by blog earlier. Love yours. I read this book a few years back when I was more active with Book Crossing. It was part of a book exchange. I really enjoyed. I always meant to purchase a copy for my shelves.

  5. My Freshman English class was assigned to read this' I loved it so much i finished it in 3 days, 3 weeks early. I couldn't remember who wrote it and never could find anyone who had read it, I am glad that i finally see others have gotten the joy of reading it as i did.


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