(The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher


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    (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher ”Pity always was a luxury It’s all right if the tragedy’s a comfortable distance away if you can watch it from a seat in the cinema It’s different when you find it on your doorstep on every doorstep” Red Rice Fi

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    (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher It’s a depressing sack of sadness that this exceptional post apocalyptic story is not widely read534 ratings as of the time of this reviewa travesty I’m going to try and spread some love and hopefully find this wonderful book some friends with whom to spend the holidays The central theme of the novel How delicate and fragile is the veneer of civilization and how uickly the survival instinct can subdue handcuff and gag the b

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    John Christopher Ñ 0 FREE READ REVIEW Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ John Christopher (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher The Death of Grass is not a feminist novel but it can be read as one It teaches a lesson that half the world already knows When society breaks down it’s going to be worse for you if you’re a woman I don’t think John Christopher set out to make this point but he made it anyway John Custance is the main character and t

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    (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher Another post apocalyptic novel The story is always the same some agent natural military or even super natural causes the end of civilization as we know it People in the know have stockpiled supplies guns and a remote place that is hopefully imp

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    (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher John Christopher Ñ 0 FREE READ I don't know who it was that said we're only ever three meals away from revolution but this book brings that phrase to life by showing

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    (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher The world famous novel of the ultimate famine

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    (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher John Christopher Ñ 0 FREE READ REVIEW Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ John Christopher A number of people have remarked at this novel's similarity to the novels of John Wyndham and I would agree up to a point I have always loved the novels of Wyndham and all his chilling elements run rife here Tha

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    REVIEW Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ John Christopher (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher John Christopher Ñ 0 FREE READ One of the most terrifying books I’ve ever read all the so because the events portrayed could be just around the corner A decidedly chilling

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    (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher REVIEW Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ John Christopher READ The Death of Grass There's a good introduction in this edition that discusses among other things how this work compares with John Wyndham's Day of the T

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    (The Death of Grass) [E–book] ✓ John Christopher I really wanted to give this book 4 stars as I was reading it I found it incredibly engrossing and the character

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The Death of Grass

FREE READ ï The Death of Grass REVIEW Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ John Christopher O vírus Chung Li destruíra todos os tipos de gramíneas Arroz trigo aveia cevada todos os cereais ue constituíam a base da alimentação humana tudo morrera E de inanição morreram também milhões de pessoas acossadas pela fome sem contar com as outras muit. Pity always was a luxury It s all right if the tragedy s a comfortable distance away if you can watch it from a seat in the cinema It s different when you find it on your doorstep on every doorstep Red Rice FieldIt was called the Chung Li Virus and first appeared by destroying the rice crops in China That is too bad those poor Chinese What did you think of the coffee today wasn t it bold It is from somewhere in Africa We ll have to get of that I hear the Americans are sending some cargo ships of food to ChinaTerrible about the rioting and the killing I ve heard as many as two million are dead already So are we still on for tennis tomorrow You don t suppose that problem in China is going to become an issue for usThe Americans say they have a line on it Hopefully the whole frightful mess will be cleared up by spring What did you think of that kid from Liverpool last night That goal he made was nearly impossible A long time ago I came to the understanding that all men are friends by convenience and enemies by choice When the grass turns brown you might think to yourselfdamn my lawn looks like crap uickly followed by woohoo no mowingfollowed by wait don t cows eat grassfollowed by but I like cheeseburgers Of course as the landscape continues to turn brown you might start to become educated about grass It isn t just the green stuff we cultivate all summer In my case due to freuent drought I water cut water cut sort of ridiculous if one gave it much thought and I do this because green grass looks pretty Grass happens to also be the stuff we eat Rice Wheat Barley and Corn all evolved from grass Humans found these tiny seeds tasty Instead of slogging all over the place and finding them by chance they decided to start growing these grains closer to where they lived They kept the sweetest tasting kernels to plant the next year slowly evolving each crop into the best grain to fit their palates These grasses were not having to fight for survival any They had convinced humans to be their caretakers It was a fiendish plot of survival that worked extremely well Now there is a city girl getting preparedEventually this all leads to and people having time to do other things instead of spending all day trying to find something to eat This brings us to John and David grandsons of a farmer In the not so distant past both boys would have been needed on the farm In fact it would have been helpful if their mother had conceived a brood instead of a duo In 1956 only one is needed on the farm and the other is allowed to pursue his dreams in London as an engineer The grass turns brown all over England and suddenly China isn t this distant land with terrible problems It is now on England s doorstep All the staple crops turn brown Civilization so carefully conceived from our brilliant nurturing of our food supply teeters and falls practically overnight The powers that be governments police elected officials only have power as long as we let them Suddenly everyone is a government of one A grass virus is very very bad So who do you saveJohn has an ace in the hole He still has direct ties to a farm His brother David will take him and his family in but who else To reach the farm John is going to need friends and form alliances with people he doesn t know He is going to have to make choices about who he will save and who he can not He will have to do things he never even in his darkest nightmares ever thought he would have to do As he amasses and people who turn out to be essential for actually achieving his goal of reaching the farm he is creating a new problemToo many mouths to feed So who do you save Wheat FieldI was watching this show the other day about this guy who bought this old cold war missile silo in the middle of Kansas He has built a premium self sufficient shelter against the next insert name disaster He is selling suites of rooms in this structure for 2million each He has a fence He has state of the art filtration system He has retired navy seals He has hydroponics but you better like fisha lot I came away with two uestionsFirst how are these A Listers going to make it to Kansas to survive the next plague This book explores that very concept and it turned out to be an excellent choice of reading after seeing this show Two I personally am not sure that I want to survive the next epic disaster Surviving for what And what will I be forced to do to survive Who will I become to surviveCivilization as creaky as it seems at times is a wonderful wonderful thing So when you shell out 2million for your deluxe apartment underground in Kansas you can bring nine people with you If you really want to scare yourself sometime sit down and put together your list Think about all the people you care about and also the people that you feel could be essential to your future survival Weight and measure all of them and for just a moment play GOD Who do you save Maybe the person you don t save is yourself If you wish to see of my most 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FREE READ ï The Death of Grass REVIEW Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ John Christopher O mais numerosas ainda ue pereceram nos motins ue inevitavelmente eclodiramMas no pesadelo daueles dias não faltaram os ue resolveram sobreviver à grande fome sobreviver a todo o custo sacrificando todos os valores da chamada civilização tão ridículos agor. I don t know who it was that said we re only ever three meals away from revolution but this book brings that phrase to life by showing that no matter how civilized we think we are however stable our society seems to be we are never that far away from barbarityThis book may have been aptly named had it been called The Death of Civilization Yes a virus does emerge that attacks all forms of grass and spreads virulently across the globe defying mankind s attempts to halt it in its tracks but really that is just a vehicle for the author s exploration of how uickly and completely civilization might collapse and how completely previously mild natured and morally scrupulous people my be forced to changeAt the start I could not help but compare John Christopher to John Wyndham as another British writer writing about 1950 s Britain facing apocalypse and focusing on middle class protagonists But as the story developed a clear difference began to emerge Wyndham has been accused of writing cosy catastrophes and this story is anything but Horrible and harsh things happen to the protagonists that are uickly forced to set aside their ualms in order to survive It is one thing to deliberate on rights and wrongs and genteel behaviour when one is far removed the threat of annihilation Although they agonise over whether the ends justify the means they are forced to confront the fact that only those that say they do have a chance of being around to discuss it afterwardsA short novel at less than 200 pages but it doesn t feel rushed I felt it was perfectly paced in fact The narrative style felt a little dry and stuffy initially but no longer felt that way when the story really took off Not far short of being a masterpiece in my opinion

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FREE READ ï The Death of Grass REVIEW Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ John Christopher A como o smoking e a cartola num freuentador de taberna dos subúrbiosO roubo o assassínio a pilhagem foram os meios ue lançaram mão para atingirem o santuário austero da sobrevivência num mundo devastado em ue a Terra se transformara num verdadeiro Inferno. There s a good introduction in this edition that discusses among other things how this work compares with John Wyndham s Day of the Triffids and William Golding s Lord of the Flies In that analysis Day off the Triffids comes of badlyThe reason for the comparison is obvious both are apocalyptic SF novels where plants are at the root of the problem Ducks flying rotting vegetables in response to that pun Oops another one slipped out set in Britain by British authors writing in the same period of the 20th Century The introduction is very dismissive of Wyndham s effort basically because the book is optimistic than Christopher s which is unremittingly grim right up to the last sentence However my feeling is that there is not much difference in their view points about what would happen in the case of the total break down of society in Wyndham s case there just happens to be a place where that hasn t happened The conversations characters have about women work education and marriage reherse exactly the same arguments and attitudes but Wyndham s heroine has the most progressive attitude of any of the people in either book She was a gal ahead of her timeWhere Christopher is successful than Wyndham is in his basic scenario plot construction and braver characterisation The idea that a virus could wipe out all species of grass is a lot plausible than that of herds of sentient mobile plants on the loosethe journey to re unite family and find a safe refuge in the face of national or world disaster is now the stock of an entire sub genre of Holywood filmsbut neither Wyndham nor Holywood most of the time anyway takes as protagonist a man who is willing to consider any action in order to save his family or what real psychological pressures of that kind might do to him when he adopts a leadership role This latter is what really makes The Death of Grass stand out and what calls to mind Lord of the Flies The difference there is that Lord of the Flies examines the process of establishing leadership by contrasting two characters one the most likely to get everyone through their ordeal safely the other the naturally charismatic leader with a will to power Christopher instead shows an evolution of character in his main protagonist from Piggy to Lead Choirboy whose name I can t recallThis analogy works in approximate terms onlyThe book is well thought out well constructed well written has a good ending and takes an interesting not oft examined approach to moral uestions that puts me in mind of Roger Zelazny s extreme character arcs in Jack of Shadows and Changeling andJG Ballard It is perhaps this latter that makes me give The Death of Grass only three stars instead of four I recently read Rushing to Paradise which also examines the breakdown of society but is somehow a much thrilling frightening and gripping read