I first read this book more than 20 years ago. I've always enjoyed post-apocalyptic fiction and have read plenty of it, but there were certain details in this one that stayed with me long after I'd forgotten the name of the book.
So I was delighted when a couple of chapters into Swan Song I realised I was reading a long forgotten favourite. And it was just as good as I remembered.
Inevitably comparisons will be made with The Stand, but I think this book is almost as good.