Books from the Backlog #25

Posted September 13, 2018 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 36 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book

Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

Publication Date: October 18, 2011 (Kindle Edition); first published 1987
Publisher: Open Road Media

McCammon’s epic bestselling novel about a girl psychic struggling to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust

Something flashes in nine-year-old Swan’s brain, telling her that trouble is coming. Maybe it’s her mother, fed up with her current boyfriend and ready to abandon their dismal trailer park and seek a new home. But something far worse is on the horizon. Death falls from the sky—nuclear bombs which annihilate American civilization. Though Swan survives the blast, this young psychic’s war is just beginning.

As the survivors try to make new lives in the wasteland, an evil army forms, intent on murdering all those tainted with the diseases brought by fallout. When Swan finds a mysterious amulet that could hold the key to humankind’s salvation, she draws the attention of a man more dangerous than any nuclear bomb. To rescue mankind, this little girl will have to grow up fast.

Why did I add Swan Song to my bookshelf?
I bought Swan Song for my Kindle back in November 2012 and added the Audible version to my collection more recently in July 2017.  I have heard so many good things about this book and really do want to read it.  I will most likely end up going with the audiobook version of this one.  It is a longer audiobook at just over 34 hours but I think it will be worth it in the end.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?


36 responses to “Books from the Backlog #25

  1. Sometimes it is easier to get to the audios with an engaging narrator. I've found that true over this last year with a couple of my older ebooks that just sat. 🙂

  2. I read this a long time ago. It seems to be making a come back recently. Took me a while but i did finally find a paperback version and I hope to read it again soon.

  3. Hmm this sounds like it could be interesting! I like that she's psychic- that's a neat angle to go with the end of the world scenario!

  4. Oh this sounds great with the dystopian and the psychic aspects. I'd love to hear what you think of it, and I'd like to try it, too. Anne – Books of My Heart