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Middlemarch: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Reviews and Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)
Bert G. Hornback, George Eliot
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez

Damnation Alley

Damnation Alley - Roger Zelazny Nutshell: Road Warrior must Escape from New York in order to deliver Cyborg to obamacarers.

Very much a prototype for a number of post-apocalyptic settings thereafter, as noted, supra.

Coolest part is the tank-car that narrator gets to drive, outfitted with "eight fifty-caliber automatic guns and four grenade-throwers," plus armor-piercing rockets, flame-throwers, and external bladed appurtenances (26).

An uncomplicated story: horrible criminal finds redemption while delivering medicines to plague victims. Quick, fun, optimistic.