A still from the film adaptation of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Post-apocalyptic novels are in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic. A still from the film adaptation of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Post-apocalyptic novels are in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
A still from the film adaptation of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Post-apocalyptic novels are in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Post-apocalypse novels fly off the shelves as readers seek solace amid coronavirus fears, from The Stand by Stephen King to The Plague by Albert Camus

  • Readers flocking to dark fiction are looking for hope amid uncertainty, says communications professor, explaining spike in requests to libraries
  • Fiction relating to a trauma people are experiencing resonates strongly with readers because characters are experiencing what they are, another academic says

Topic |   Books and Literature
A still from the film adaptation of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Post-apocalyptic novels are in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic. A still from the film adaptation of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Post-apocalyptic novels are in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
A still from the film adaptation of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Post-apocalyptic novels are in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
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