Re: Earth Abides
3/4 way through the book now. It's a good read that seems to keep drawing me in, although I tend to disagree with most of what the protagonist has done so far after the first few chapters, and some of the scenarios that have occurred. I like the development of the story and the thought evoking situations that arise. I find myself thinking what I would have done in every scenario and how I would have done it differently.
The biggest weakness I think is probably not teaching the younger generation to read and write earlier. It seems highly improbable that as a graduate student Ish would put that so low down his priorities, especially when he doesn't seem to be doing anything else with his time (getting food from cans, not growing his own crops much, not trying to replicate useful technology). I guess that's where the "I would probably do stuff differently" feeling sets in.