Popular Books on Apocalypse

 

Apocalypse is a state of destruction and devastation. Not all destruction has to take place to destroy the world or a country. An end to a relationship can also be termed apocalypse. Several authors have given their perspective through the means of their books and novels. Every novel or book says a different and unique story. Apocalypse has always been an interesting topic among young as well as adults.

 

The Stand

The Stand is a horror and at the same time a fantasy novel written by Stephen King. In this book, he has written about the post-apocalyptic situation in America. The book has been edited a several times by King so as to make it affordable for the market.

Read it For:
It has very different turning points to avoid the same mistakes being repeated by the heroes in the novel.
Don't Read it For:
The novel contains many errors, but that can surely be ignored if fiction is to be considered.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book has been adapted to short films for television and also for comics. This is an amazing fiction to be shown and adapted.

100 Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

This book is a compilation of many short stories out of which three are little longer namely "Eyes of Dogs," "Madmen" and "Godzilla versus the Smog Monster." Almost all the other stories are just in a flash fiction form. Many are just of few lines.

Read it For:
Lucy Corin has a beautiful quality in her writing and can put anybody into thoughts with her stories.
Don't Read it For:
You will not get a detailed description of any of the stories.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is explosively energetic and is completely a work of art.

Children of Men

In this book, P.D. James has thrown light on the results of mass infertility. This book is called the best work of James. It is a vigorous study of politics and power that speaks urgently.

Read it For:
The book is wonderfully rich and probably the deepest in its scriptural reflection.
Don't Read it For:
Not all authors and readers appreciated the work of James in this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has received many positive reviews, and many adaptations were made from the book.

Tenth of December

Tenth of December is written by George Saunders who is an American author. In this book, he has published a collection of short stories about the apocalypse. The book has won millions of hearts and also many prizes for its stories. "Home" is one of the stories of the book which was Bram Stoker Award finalist.

Read it For:
It consists many short stories so no reader will get bored of any one story.
Don't Read it For:
No detailed information can be gained about a particular story.
What makes this book stand out?:
The collection holds the record of being one of the best books of 2013 and also has won Story Prize and Folio Prize.
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What Becomes Us

Micah Perks has written the story of a pregnant school teacher who was being abused by her husband and tells the readers about her obsession with an assigned book of local school and then with her neighbor in California after she left her husband. Her desire grows to an extent, and her adopted community falls in danger.

Read it For:
What Becomes Us is a terrifying novel with unique wild beauty and art with which it has been shaped.
Don't Read it For:
The end of the book may not be satisfactory to many of the readers, but it's okay to leave readers with questions and several thoughts for the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
Apart from writing short stories and essays, Micah Perks has done amazing work in this book. This book is one of the best books on apocalypse to read.

Zazen

The novel is written by Vanessa Veselka who is praised for being an author who writes about the present very well. The book requires an intense read and will definitely leave the readers in a state of being hit hard by something. The book is awful, raw and poetic.

Read it For:
It is a very interesting book which might be loved or hated. The book may be fantastic as well as ridiculous at the same time.
Don't Read it For:
Many people who don't understand the phase, or understand a little, may not like the novel.
What makes this book stand out?:
The novel is said to deserve more than just attention. Readers have their hearts attached to it till they reach the end.

The Handmaid’s Tale

The novel is a double narrative, Offred's Tale and Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwood has focused on the journey of handmaid Offered in this novel who are not allowed to even use their birth names.

Read it For:
The novel is a work of speculative fiction, and Atwood claims that every scene in "The Handmaid's Tale" has actually occurred in real life.
Don't Read it For:
The novel has faced many criticisms and thus, may not be loved by every reader.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a brilliant work on speculative fiction and not science fiction.

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories

Neil Gaiman has compiled fifteen short stories and one poem in this novel. Every story will leave you disturbed as all of them are ironically beautifully horror.

Read it For:
All the stories in the novel are good. In fact, some are said to be great.
Don't Read it For:
Some stories may not be that good for readers as compared to others.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been the best selling horror anthology.

Zona Uno

The book is said to describe a zombie story which has never been told before and has been marvelously written off by Colson Whitehead. It is cool and thoughtful.

Read it For:
It is a horror novel explaining the post-apocalyptic situation.
Don't Read it For:
The novel is slow to pick up, but when once it sets up, it is lovely.
What makes this book stand out?:
Zone One is one of the best books on the apocalypse.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

A reporter turned author, Elizabeth Kolbert has given thoughts on several topics in this book such as wildlife, History of mass extinction, Holocene extinction and many more. Conservation science has also been discussed in this book by Kolbert.

Read it For:
The novel has nicely discussed concerned topics named above.
Don't Read it For:
Not all apocalypse readers might like this book
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has won National Book Critics Circle Award and Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction. One of the popular books on apocalypse, this book is a must-read.

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