With the end of the world quickly approaching in a few days’ time, here’s a few apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic novels to look for while sifting through the rubble since there probably won’t be TV or internet anymore and you’re gonna need to do something to pass the time. Why not make it a highly relevant read? Might pick up some useful survival tips along the way. Whatever you do, don’t accidentally step on your glasses.
“In Jonathan Lethem’s wryly funny second novel, we meet a young man named Chaos, who’s living in a movie theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, drinking alcohol, and eating food out of cans.”
You may have seen the 1997 Kevin Costner flick (anyone remember Tom Petty’s cameo as himself?) but trust me, the book really is better this time.
Wastelands is a collection of short stories from a variety of favorite authors whose names you may recognize.
“Set in the visionary future of Atwood’s acclaimed Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. Among the survivors are Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Amid shadowy, corrupt ruling powers and new, gene-spliced life forms, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can’t stay locked away.”