Hoping for a little help here - Doomer Fiction

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by drthtater, May 21, 2010.

  1. drthtater

    drthtater Monkey+

    I'm looking for extremely depressing books. I know, I'm weird, but it's what I like to read.

    Preferably PAW related, or SciFi, along the lines of On The Beach, or The Road.

    There are too many happy endings out there.
  2. Jennie_in_Iowa

    Jennie_in_Iowa Monkey+

    :) I've got a book for you.
    3 actually.

    American Apocalypse.
    He's written AAI, AAII and AAIII, two of which are available in physical form, all of them are available for free in blog format. He's currently writing his way through AAIV.

    Wonderful books, very few happy endings. Generally well written, really well researched.


    One more, "Oryx and Crake." Often described as disturbing. I really liked it. Not a happy ending. Yes it's Margaret Atwood, get past that, it's worth your time.
  3. SHTeconomy

    SHTeconomy Monkey+

    Seconded! That is a good story. I didn't know Nova had gotten it put into a book, I lost track of the story after DC burned up! Thanks for the heads up Jennie.
  4. Jennie_in_Iowa

    Jennie_in_Iowa Monkey+

    :D I'm all about spreading the Nova love.
  5. drthtater

    drthtater Monkey+

    Forgot all about this. Not long after posting this, I found One, by Conrad Williams.

    Holy crap that was intense. There are a few scenes in that book that will stick with me until I die.
  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It seems like an interesting book. I'll look for it in the library. It was interesting reading the blurbs of the different post apocalyptic books featured on that Amazon page. I scrolled down the Amazon page mentioned in the link above, and found to my amusement, a book authored by G.W. Bush with the title of "Decision Points" Go figure!!!
  7. ChrisNuttall

    ChrisNuttall Monkey+++

  8. AbbyGrant

    AbbyGrant Monkey+

  9. eng

    eng Monkey++

  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  11. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

  12. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

  13. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Wow, thanks. New authors to read!
  14. drdave

    drdave Monkey++

    The auther of the Road, Cormac McCarthy, has wtitten many dark novels. Right now I am reading Blood Meridian. Terrific.
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