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No particular reason why.

Maybe this should be a tournament.

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Either Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior or Mad Max: Fury Road. Or maybe "The Road" (the book, although the movie is good too).

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Does the Stand qualify?

I told my wife yesterday that I'm walking to Vegas with a guitar on my back, my dog and hopefully an old guy we meet on the way. I do hope the blackbird (a.k.a. Satan) doesn't find us.

Oh, gotta make a quick stop in Nebraska too.

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Escape from New York

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Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust is more apocalyptic than post-apocalyptic, but I'd still include it. It makes me want to dig up more literature from the Great Depression.

Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower is a little uneven, but amazingly prescient.

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Mine is the Road by Cormac McCarthy, which I do not recommend reading right now!

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For me it is close between Alas, Babylon and On the Beach. I can reread those two book over and over. The Road is a close third.

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I went to a concert the other night and as we were there started to get texts about the NBA shutting down and Tom Hanks and all the other stuff swirling, and it just felt like the world was crumbling outside the walls of the venue while everyone inside was having a merry time.

It reminded me of the opening to Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, a book I really a few years ago that seems a bit prescient now and which I should probably read again.

I had never read any Stephen King until after college because I thought he was all horror type stuff, but I started the Stand and couldn't put that book down.

I didn't love McCarthy's The Road when I was reading it, but I still have moments where a piece of that book will pop up in my memory, that brutal gray ashen world.

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