Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank

     When I saw this book, I decided I just had to read it. I mean, who wouldn't want to read a story about surviving the nuclear apocalypse in a small town in Florida, particularly when you live in a small town in Florida? When I first got this book, I did not expect that much. However, as I started reading, I realized that it was actually quite good. Good characters, good setting, a realistic feel- Yep, I have a new fiction book in my top favorites. It offers a fairly believable story of post-apocalyptic survival, illustrating the horror and destruction that would be caused by a nuclear war. As nicely summarized by a character in the story, the invention of the nuclear bomb made all classical views on war void. The main portion of the novel focuses on a small community's attempt to survive the aftermath of nuclear war, and how drastically people and society are affected by the destruction. I am going to leave it at that, because this is a pretty good book, and if you like science-fiction or post-apocalyptic stories, this should definitely be on your to-read list.