10 End Times Titles to Prepare for The Last of Us on HBO

Posted on January 11, 2023

by Franco V

The Last of Us is debuting on HBO and if you like your end of humanity tales with a twist of complicated morality, this might be the show for you. Based on Naughty Dog’s original video game for PlayStation, the TV adaptation appears to be a faithful retelling of Ellie and Joel, an unlikely pair, traversing the United States in the face of a fungal pandemic. If you’re amped for the show and don’t mind reliving aspects of the most recent real-life pandemic (or in some cases, just like a good story about an improbable journey), here are some titles to get you ready for The Last of Us.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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The Children of Men by P.D. James

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The Last of Us: American Dreams by Neil Druckman and Faith Erin Hicks

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

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The Last of Us by Gustavo Santaoalla

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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