Sep 17, 2021becker rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I had been thinking about reading this for years. It is such an iconic book with big themes like the sacrifice of the individual for the greater good of the group and hierarchy in society, but especially the theme of good vs. evil. There were representations for Christ and the Anti-Christ who seek to gain control over this new emerging society. Big, bold ideas. It should have been enthralling, but I was quite bored for the whole first half of the book, and with a 1400 page book - that is a lot of boredom. Things got more interesting in the second half as the survivors begin to re-build society and I was into it by the very end. I'm glad that I took the time to read it but it didn't rock my world at all and I can't even say I would recommend it. Great idea but lacking punch.