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Swan Song by Robert Mccammon

Swan Song is my favorite story of all.  Just read the first chapter and I think you'll be hooked too.

*This is a pretty long book, so if you don't finish it feel free to still meet, and have a drink while we discuss!

Swan Song is rich with such characters as an ex-wrestler named Black Frankenstein, a New York City bag lady who feels power coursing from a weird glass ring, a boy who claws his way out of a destroyed survivalist compound. They gather their followers and travel toward each other, all bent on saving a blonde girl named Swan from the Man of Many Faces. Swan Song is often compared to Stephen King's The Stand, and for the most part, readers who enjoy one of the two novels, will enjoy the other. Like The Stand, it's an end-of-the-world novel, with epic sweep, apocalyptic drama, and a cast of vividly realized characters. But the tone is somewhat different: The good is sweeter, the evil is more sadistic, and the setting is harsher, because it's the world after a nuclear holocaust. Swan Song won a 1988 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. It's a monster of a horror book, brimming over with stories and violence and terrific imagery--God and the Devil, the whole works.

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good, kind of crappy and long, but enjoyable nonetheless.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all, I'm looking forward to tonight, I have a ton to say about this book. I was wondering if anyone could offer some parking advice. I'm new to the area and will be coming from the East Bay, have not even ventured dealing with public transport so I just plan on driving in to the city. Any ideas on relatively inexpensive, safe parking options?

    January 30, 2014

    • estan

      I have found street parking almost directly in front of the Rex Hotel on Sutter. Union square garage is about two blocks away on Powell and Post. $3.50 an hour - $2.00 week night discount.

      1 · January 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Perfect, thanks!

      January 30, 2014

  • Alexandra

    Hi, everyone. I've really been looking forward to this meet up. I definitely have a lot of thoughts about this book. :) Unfortunately, I've been hit by the flu so I won't be able to make it (trust me, you wouldn't want me there). I look forward to making it to next month's meet up.

    January 30, 2014

  • estan

    My number is[masked] for tonight if needed. I look pretty much like my picture so I should be easy to find.

    January 30, 2014

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