This is truly a groundbreaking work and odd to read in 2010. I lived near a nuclear submarine base as a teenager so we always figured that when (not if) the bomb was dropped we'd get it pretty soon. Which was a relief. Of course we also knew that it was unlikely we'd be "lucky" enough to be killed straight away.Barefoot Gen is horrifying as well as a must-read. Zombies may be all the rage but this is real-life horror. Read, pass it on.Read from the Honan-Allston library.