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Jun 19 2013
By: Wanderearth Lombax Warrior 85 posts
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Is 'Ish' an homage to Earth Abides?

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I noticed the name 'Ish' on a note in The Last of Us.  Could he be an homage to the main character, Isherwood Williams aka'Ish' in one of the best known and loved Post Apocalyptic books ever written, Earth Abides?  Ish certainly isn't a common name and it would be a interesting coincidence if the Ish in Earth Abides didn't somehow inspire TLoU.

 

 

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Re: Is 'Ish' an homage to Earth Abides?

Jun 19, 2013

I say it's quite probable.

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Re: Is 'Ish' an homage to Earth Abides?

Jun 19, 2013

Ish makes multiple appearances. The name Susan was also mentioned.

 

Is a "Susan" relevent to this book you speak of?

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