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Damnation Alley Mass Market Paperback – 17 May 2004

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: ibooks Inc; New edition edition (17 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743486625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743486620
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2 x 16.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,574,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The classic post-nuclear adventure novel from one of the most influential writers of his generation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Zelazny wrote many novels, short stories, and novellas, including Nebula and Hugo Award winners 24 VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI, BY HOKUSAI, PERMAFROST and HOME IS THE HANGMAN.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Dilks on 23 Feb. 2013
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I read this when I was 11. It was on my dad's bookshelf. A great two-fisted, fast moving, pulp read with lots of manly attitude featuring a tough as nails protagonist called Hell Tanner- the last of the Hell's Angels. If you can't love that as an 11 year old boy then there's no hope for the human race. I had to buy this again because I leant out my dad's copy and never got it back. I wanted the same Sphere edition and so when it arrived in the post I read it again for about the fourth time (I'm 41 now).
As with some fine wines this hasn't dated a bit but just keeps getting better with age. Incidentally this must have been a big influence on John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. The plot and characters are virtually the same. I love that film too. If you're into man fiction- buy this book and prepare to be entertained. If you're seeking understanding and spiritual guidance in an unforgiving world- you've come to the wrong place.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dean on 25 May 2013
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I've been waiting for Roger Zelazny books to be available for the Kindle ever since I got one, and I'm glad this was the first. Forget the film and the Judge Dredd Cursed Earth graphic version, this has depth and characterisation as well as the action and the anti-hero.

Let's hope The Dream Master, Lord of Light, and of course the Chronicles of Amber are not far behind.
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A decent read. Found the characters and dialogue a little cliched at the start, (Hell Tanner with his tough-guy one liners), though this quickly passed and Tanner's character becomes more interesting. Zelazny has a vision of the post apocalyptic North America which he translates extremely well onto the page. A very "visual" novel, fast paced and hard to put down. Much better than the film!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Halo572 on 22 Sept. 2009
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being as it is only 152 pages. There are also no chapters and it is written as one long narrative with only the occasional page break.

I first became aware of it as it was credited as the inspiration for the 2000ad 1978 Cursed Earth epic and on reading it it certainly wasn't altered much by the associated writers. It also has resonance in Mad Max and Escape from New York that I can see and despite its length was likely a source of inspiration for many books, films and television writers.

Written in 1969 it hasn't suffered the passing of time to the extent that other 60's sci fi classics have, being as it is post apocalyptic and there is no mention of powerful computers being programmed with punch cards.

The storyline is of a convicted gang biker given the task of leading a convoy of plague vaccine from California to Boston across the nuclear wasteland of America in vehicles reminiscent of Steve Jackson's Car Wars.

Freak weather, mutated insects and animals, volcanoes and biker gangs eventually whittle the convoy down to only Hell Tanner (yes, his real name) and a squeeze he `rescues' from a biker gang he massacres. This relationship is the most painful to read about as the woman is portrayed as a subservient drone.

Overall, short, good but not great and sometimes gratingly 60s. It also may be too over familiar a story and concept for a reader of today, but that is the whole point, despite its clunkiness this was the original and therefore at the right price more than worth an undemanding read.
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By Christian Halpin on 18 Dec. 2012
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read this as a callow youth some 24 years ago, and revisited it recently. It's still silly but entertaining. I suppose my tastes should have changed over the years; but still listen to Hawkwind now and then too...
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