The Sunset Warrior

Eric Van Lustbader
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Not As Good As I Remembered...


I first read this trilogy back in the mid-1980's and rated it pretty high then. Unfortunately book 1 does not fully stand the test of time. There are elements that remind me why I liked this story back in the day but there are other elements, (disjointed descriptions, klunky dialog, illogical settings, etc), that lowered my rating of this re-read.

In fairness to Lustbader, he imagined a post-apocalyptic underground 'silo' type of dwelling long before Hugh Howey came up with his take on it. Howey just did it better all around with a more detailed world, more interesting characters, better dialog, and a coherent delivery.