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Quando il giovane Nick Tesla, al comando di un piccolo aereo, chiede alla torre di controllo dell'aeroporto di Jefferson city il permesso di atterrare, non si immagina di sentire come risposta un inquietante silenzio.Una volta a terra scoprirà a cosa è dovuto, la morte, sottoforma di un morbo sconosciuto, ha colpito, sterminandola in gran parte, tutta la cittadina.Da cosa è dovuta questa piaga? Ci sono sopravvissuti? E tutto ció puó essere legato alla presenza in città del dottor Shepherd, genet...
Bel libro. Fantascienza militare. Ma ben aricolata la storia, trascina sino alla fine
”He did not feel it for a long moment. It was very quiet in the car and very gray in the sky and the road was black and calm and empty, and there was a quiet sound from the engine and the patient thump of the wipers, and then he saw a black bird come out of the sky on the left and cross over him, flying to the right in the light rain, disappearing behind the trees. It was the first motion. And then he felt the current.”Nick Tesla is flying to Jefferson, Georgia in his small plane. When he can't
Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels is my favorite book. After reading it, I decided to read all three of his others. This is the last one, and another good one. While The Killer Angels remains my favorite, I've enjoyed all three of his others. This novel was more in the science fiction category than his others, which was a bit different for me. I am not a huge science fiction fan. However, this book kept me interested and I thought it actually got better as the story developed. The style seemed
This is a mediocre book (well worth finishing, not worth recommending) by an excellent author, Michael Shaara. He wrote a fictional description of the Battle of Gettysburg which is a classic, a word that is unlikely to be applied to "Herald." The story is much like the plot of the late Michael Crichton's "The Prey," an unlikely biological weapon threatening mankind. "Herald" was not without its pleasures, and thus I finished in and gave it three stars.
I liked the book. Part post-apocalyptic, part dystopian. Suspenseful and kind of eerie. The main character began as a lost soul who is running around with a hope deficit but he redeems himself. It's a quick read and worth it.
This is another short novel from the author of my favorite book, “The Killer Angels”. The premise reminded me a little of Stephen King’s “Under the Dome”. It was entertaining with a thought provoking ending.
I can't remember where I found this little book but I grabbed it because I'm planning to read another of his books. This was written in 1981. It was interesting to see how the author approached this subject. Sort of a Walking Dead scenario without the walking dead.
Originally titled THE HERALD (copy that I read), I couldn't put it down...very eerie and disturbing as the main character went through the paces - told in the style of writing that made Michael famous.
The author previously hooked me with Killer Angels, so I couldn't help but enjoy this book. It was a fun read andmade me think about our future in this world we live in. I recommend the book of you like light science fiction.
Not too bad. Read it about 2010.
Buffo rileggere libri vecchissimi...questo me lo ricordavo a malapena.Beh, carino, nulla di piu'...le paure sono sempre le stesse.