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Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

lydiaamber, March 24, 2011

Both terrifying and heartbreaking, this book chronicles the 1986 disaster in Chernobyl in detail. Written as a series of interviews or "monologues" with residents of Chernobyl and the surrounding areas, the author touches on many topics from the intimate details of death from radiation poisoning to the displacement people felt being permanently evacuated from their homes. "Liquidators" were sent to the nuclear site to clean up the mess, working in 45 second intervals in lead aprons. "Hunters" were ordered to go into evacuated towns to kill and bury all the animals to minimize the risk of spreading the radiation. The stories in this book are disturbing and haunting but they happened and by reading them we can honor the memories of many of the families and people who lost their lives and loved ones and the survivors who are still suffering today.
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The Living Dead by John Joseph Adams
The Living Dead

lydiaamber, December 26, 2009

One of the best horror anthologies I have ever read! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the many different angles the writers take when writing a zombie story. The stories range from the point of view of the last person on earth, from the eyes of a dead woman come back to life, to how people feel living in a world where zombies are commonplace and used as slaves. I found myself rereading some of the stories before I even got through the book just to prolong it. Even though zombies are all the rage and everyone seems to be writing about them now, this book was full of original stories. Highly recommended!
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