Which descriptive passages are especially vivid and visceral in their depiction of this blasted landscape? What do you find to be the most horrifying features of this world and the survivors who inhabit it?
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There are so many passages that I find vivid and visceral. I still have many of them etched in my memory and I read this book many years ago. This quote is both horrible and beautiful at the same time. The world is dying and the light is fading. Sometimes I think we, as a planet, are living on borrowed time right now.
"He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like groundfoxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it." pg 110