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Dark Advent Mass Market Paperback – Sep 1988

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books (Mm) (September 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155817088X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558170889
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 23 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #846,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa0789918) out of 5 stars 10 reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa038709c) out of 5 stars Best post-Apocalyptic novel EVER. Jan. 15 2001
By Mark Marlow - Published on Amazon.com
If you liked "The Stand", "Lucifer's Hammer", "Swan Song", "Black Sun", or any other after-the-world-ends novella, you will LOVE "Dark Advent".
without going into too much spoiler details, this book does a very admirable and believable job of covering the Apocalypse and what happens to the few unlucky survivors of the End.
Hodge does a magnifient job with the characters in this book. I found myself genuinely caring what happens to everyone, whether I wanted the character to live or die. Hodge explores the depths of human depravity in a world where there are suddenly no morals or laws (or at least no way to enforce them!). It is an interesting observation on how society probably would behave in this situation.
It doesn't have the mystical/spiritual element of "The Stand" and doesn't just end with a mysterious Godlike intervention, the way other Apocalyptic novels do. There are no mystical dream sequences, nor is there a clear-cut Good & Evil presence after the End. Hodge lets the characters seemingly become who they REALLY are, underneath the makeup of civilization, which is removed in a most-forceful way (civilization, not the makeup!).
The ending is believable, realistic - given the scenario, and this book is an AWESOME read. If you are a fan of post-Apocalyptic literature, this book is a must-have.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa053345c) out of 5 stars If you like post-apocalyptic fiction.... Sept. 3 2004
By Xalkie - Published on Amazon.com
Then you you MUST read this book.

I look at all the lists I can about "end of the world" fiction

and I am amazed at how this book is over-looked.

I've read "The Stand", "Swan Song", "Alas, Babylon","Lucifer's Hammer", and "On the beach" and this is one of the better ones.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0526a98) out of 5 stars Great TEOTWAWKI fiction! Oct. 15 2007
By DKE - Published on Amazon.com
I agree 100% with the other reviewers here. This is a post-apocalyptic novel in a league with the Stand, Swan Song, and Lucifer's Hammer. The writing was good and the story seemed very realistic.

What really puzzles me is that there is so little mention of this novel anywhere. Why is this novel so underappreciated? I wonder if the cover art has anything to do with it? The cheesy picture on the front really made me hesitate to pick this book up at all--a demon with its mouth open with horrified children wading through fire inside...W..T..F??? As I read the book and was drawn into it, I kept wondering when this demonic being would come into the picture and hoping it wouldn't ruin what was turning out to be an excellent story. Thankfully, there was no such supernatural being, just good gritty drama and a story that seems all too possible.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0520990) out of 5 stars Solid entry in the post-apoc genre Aug. 17 2009
By JEA - Published on Amazon.com
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4 1/2 STARS

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. If you're a fan of the post-apoc genre, it fits the bill quite well. My only reason for not giving it five stars is that, even though I enjoyed the book a lot, I wasn't consumed by it. Until the final third of the story, I wasn't overly compelled to keep reading it. I'm not sure why that is, as it is a solid story and it is surprising that it's not more well known.

And yes, as mentioned before by other reviewers, and the author himself, the cover has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Not a single shred. Though I don't judge books by their covers, they can often have a subtle influence on the overall feel of a book that's hard to describe. This cover is unfortunate. Try to ignore it.

I'd definitely recommend this book, though.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa01da180) out of 5 stars End of the world fiction, just not at its best June 10 2013
By Brian Rouse - Published on Amazon.com
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Someone referred me to this book because I absolutely loved Swan's Song by Robert McCammon which is a end of the world survival story. This has a similar theme, with a global virus instead of a nuclear war. There is still good vs. true evil, but the character development was much better in Swan's Song. There were parts of Dark Advent that you wouldn't stop for that extra 15 minutes that you were supposed to do something else but the book waxed and waned. I would give 3.5 stars if possible, its worthwhile but there's much better out there as well

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