10 dintre cele mai bune romane post-apocaliptice

“We’d stared into the face of Death, and Death blinked first. You’d think that would make us feel brave and invincible. It didn’t.” Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

 Anul trecut pe vremea asta, mai aveam vreo 3 luni până la așa-zisa apocalipsă, de care unii se temeau, alții se amuzau. A trecut și momentul acela, suntem bine cu toții, ne-am săturat de cele nșpe mii de profeții și teorii, dar parcă nu și de cărțile pe această temă. Cum ar fi fost totuși dacă sfârșitul lumii ar fi venit? Dacă tu sau/și eu ne-am fi trezit singurii supraviețuitori? Cum ți-ai imaginat sfârșitul? Cum ai supraviețui și mai ales cu ce scop? Mai jos găsești o listă cu 10 romane post-apocaliptice care au încercat să dezbată aceste întrebări și multe altele. 

 

1. On The Beach, de Nevil Shute

“It’s not the end of the world at all,” he said. “It’s only the end for us. The world will go on just the same, only we shan’t be in it. I dare say it will get along all right without us.” 

2. The Road, de Cormac McCarthy

“He thought each memory recalled must do some violence to its origins. As in a party game. Say the words and pass it on. So be sparing. What you alter in the remembering has yet a reality, known or not.”

3. A Canticle For Leibowitz, de Walter M Miller Jr

“When you tire of living, change itself seems evil, does it not? for then any change at all disturbs the deathlike peace of the life-weary.”

 4. The Death Of Grass, de Samuel Youd (as John Christopher)

“A long time ago. I came to the understanding that all men are friends by convenience and enemies by choice.” 

5. Alas, Babylon, de Pat Frank

 “I love you. I worry about you. I wonder whether I tell you enough how I love you and want you and need you and how I am diminished . . . when you are not with me and how I am multiplied when you are here.” 

6. Level 7, de Mordecai Roshwald

“Divided we live, united we die!”

7. I Am Legend, de Richard Matheson

“How long did it take for a past to die?”

8. Earth Abides, de George R Stewart

“If there is a God who made us and we did wrong before His eyes—as George says—at least we did wrong only because we were as God made us, and I do not think that He should set traps. Oh, you should know better than George! Let us not bring all that back into the world again—the angry God, the mean God—the one who does not tell us the rules of the game, and then strikes us when we break them. Let us not bring Him back.” 

9. The Stand, de Stephen King

“Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.” 

 10. The Day Of The Triffids, de John Wyndham

 “I don’t think it had ever occurred to me that man’s supremacy is not primarily due to his brain, as most of the books would have one think. It is due to the brain’s capacity to make use of the information conveyed to it by a narrow band of visible light rays. His civilization, all that he had achieved or might achieve, hung upon his ability to perceive that range of vibrations from red to violet. Without that, he was lost.” 

Author: Elena Silvana

Scriu și citesc, iar asta îmi ocupă tot timpul. Cred în anticipație și în curiozitate ca fiind cea mai pură formă de insubordonare. Nici o poveste nu poate fi spusă fără poezie. Arta nu ar trebui să fie separată de viață ca și cum ar fi prea prețioasă pentru utilizarea de zi cu zi. Poate tocmai de aceea deviza mea este: dream, create, inspire.

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