The Question and Answer section for Alas, Babylon is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Randy heard a powerful rumble when he was awakened by the shaking.
Then the sound came, a long, deep, powerful rumble increasing in crescendo until the windows rattled, cups danced in their saucers, and the bar glasses rubbed rims and tinkled in...
She thinks Randy is spying on her in chapter 1. She thinks that he does nothing but stare out of his binoculars at her and other neighbors.
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