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  • The White Mountains
  • John Christopher
  • en
  • 10 May 2020
  • 9780140316841

John Christopher ¹ 4 review

The White Mountains characters ¼ 4 Ks mostly between and feet and Myths and Legends of our Own Land The White THE WHITE MOUNTAINS From times of old these noble hills have been the scenes of supernatural visitations and mysterious occurrences The tallest peak of the Agiochooks as they were in Indian naming was the seat of God himself and the encroachment there of the white man was little liked Near Fabyan's was once a mound since levelled by pick and spade that was known as the Giant's Grave The White Mountains YouTube The White Mountains is a great book for young readers and is a book all about adventure and the freedom for humansThe humans want to be free from the tripods which are a giant machineA boy has The White Mountains John Christopher Google And with the Tripods hunting for anyone who tries to break free Will must reach the White Mountains fast But the longer he’s away from his home the the Tripods look for himand no one can hide from the monstrous machines forever Preview this book What people are saying Write a review User ratings stars stars stars stars star LibraryThing The White Mountains Book WorldCatorg White Mountains New York Macmillan OCoLC Material Type Elementary and junior high school Fiction Document Type Book All Authors Contributors John Christopher Find information about ISBN OCLC Number Notes Seuel to When the tripods came Seuel The city of gold and lead Description The White Mountains book | The Tripods Wiki | The White Mountains is the first book of The Tripods trilogy published Synopsis Edit William is a year old English boy from the lol stop I play fortnite and they do White Mountains New Hampshire Wikipedia The White Mountains are a mountain range covering about a uarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the United StatesThey are part of the northern Appalachian Mountains and the most rugged mountains in New EnglandThe range is heavily visited due to its proximity to Boston and to a lesser extent New York City and Montreal uebec Canada Breathtaking drone footage captures iconic fall 'Colors are really coming to life in the White Mountains with near peak conditions being reported in the western towns of LincolnWoodstock CamptonThornton and Waterville Valley' it sai. Tripods are cool imagine these fearsome engines stomping around your neighborhood They are not very practical though are they Three legs don t seem to be a very stable locomotive arrangement The aliens came from light years away can they not spring for some aircrafts or something on wheels At least double the number of legs for God s sakeWhen I first heard of this series I thought it was some kind of unofficial seuel to Wells awesome classic The War of the Worlds Well now I know it is not but it is still a damn fine ripping yarn The White Mountains depicts a future where alien overlords have been in charge of our planet for hundreds of years This is not an origin story so we don t know what happened when the aliens showed up and how they subjugated the human race To keep humans docile the aliens weld mind control caps on the adults heads The year when the story takes place is not mentioned there is even a possibility that the tripods may be man made rather than aliens I imagine will be revealed in subseuent volumes of this Tripods series The White Mountains is told from the point of view of Will the thirteen year old protagonist One day Will decides to run away from his home town to avoid the Tripods Capping process when he comes of age He is accompanied by Henry a cousin he dislikes but insists on going along on their journey they are later joined by a bright French boy they call Beanpole because Will and Henry can t pronounce Jean Paul Their destination is the eponymous White Mountain where Will is told by an apparently crazy old man there is a community of rebellious uncapped people The book is entirely about their perilous journey to this mountainI wish I had read this book as a wee lad of fourteen or younger I would have loved his book to bits and immediately read the remaining three volumes As an adult reader I really enjoyed it but I wish it was edgy and dark with lots of swearing This series is generally regarded as children s books rather than YA One thing it does have in common with modern YA books is that the setting is a dystopian with mankind under aliens domination rather than some post apocalypse government I certainly prefer it to The Hunger Games kids being chased by giant tripods is much exciting than kids being chased by other kidsThe book is very fast paced with something happening on every page and there is not much in the way of dialogue The characters are not developed very much but in a book under 200 pages in length that is forgivable Certainly Will seems like a bit of an idiot most of the time Henry vacillates back and forth from being callous to caring and Beanpole is defined by his intellect only The other characters they meet on their way just serve to help to move the story along There is a palpable sense of danger when the kids are being chased by the tripods but the ending seems terribly rushedAny way I am on board for reading the rest of the series I would love to know what happen nextRating 5 stars for kids 4 for adults

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The White Mountains characters ¼ 4 Ins the reader may have his or her own guess about exactly what kind of thing a Tripod is but he or she doesn’t really know I’ll let you into a secret at that point the writer didn’t know either Thirty five years ago I received a letter which was to prove much important than it seemed at the time By then I had been a professional writer for over A New Challenge The White Mountains A New Challenge The White Mountains Direttissima Record Like many prospective PCT thru hikers I read the PCT Association’s statement on March th with overwhelming disappointment Others elouently express the anguish of the thru hiking community over the past few months; I share these emotions but I do not suppose that I could add anything that has not already been said and so I won’t Breathtaking drone footage captures iconic fall 'Colors are really coming to life in the White Mountains with near peak conditions being reported in the western towns of LincolnWoodstock CamptonThornton and Waterville Valley' it said people die in days from climbing and hiking A hiker fell nearly feet to his death Saturday Sept at New Hampshire’s White Mountains making him the third fatality in just days White Mountain National Forest Home White Mountain Drive Campton NH Dial for TRS Hours Monday Friday All Forest Offices Contact Us The White Mountain National Forest in eastern New Hampshire and western Maine ranges from mountainous hardwood forests to majestic alpine peaks Come experience the breathtaking scenery clear mountain lakes and streams wildlife and outdoor The White Mountains Travel Guide for Island The White Mountains or Lefka Ori is the largest massif on the island and its highest summit is Pahnes m The heart of this imposing range includes the Mountain Desert where than fifty peaks named Sori piles reminding of cones exceed the altitude of m Dolines reminding of upturned cones are formed at the foot of Sori peaks This creepy and haunting landscape is a White Mountains | mountains Maine New White Mountains segment of the Appalachian Mountains US extending for miles km across north central New Hampshire and slightly into western Maine They contain the highest elevations in the northeastern United States The loftiest pea. I read this book when I was about 10 but there s a moment near the beginning that s really stayed with me It s one of those stories where Earth has been enslaved by alien overlords There are however a few bright points in their miserable existences and one of these is the annual games where young athletes compete in a kind of Olympics to pick out the fastest and strongestThe hero and his best friend are competing They re both top jocks They re pretty much certain that they ll win and be granted the mystical journey to the aliens s city that is the victors privilege The hero duly delivers But his friend who s a long jumper screws up he puts a foot wrong during his run up and is disualified He and the hero look at the judges in stunned disbelief but there s nothing they can do One of them is going and the other poor guy will have to suffer the bitter humiliation of being left behindIt turns out there s a reason why the aliens want to find the strongest humans They re from a planet with stronger gravity and their cities use gravity generators which reproduce the conditions on the home world The winners in the games will become their servants But not for long since daily exposure to high gravity does bad things to your heart and joints The hero realises that his victory has bought him a death sentence His friend has been granted a miraculous reprieveI was uite good at taking exams but it occurred to me to wonder if they were as important as people made out

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A splendidly written science fiction yarn aimed at the lads and lasses but with enough clever going for it to appeal to older seasoned readers as well This is the second novel by John Christopher that I ve had the pleasure of consuming and this gent certainly has the prose chops to spin a ripsnorter of a story My previous experience the dark disturbing and fantabulous The Death of Grass is one of the under appreciated apocalyptic SF books I have come across and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it Here s the bill of fare for this literary meal PLOT SUMMARY Earth of the 22nd Century has been reduced to a few million bodies living a pre industrial pastoral existence maintained through subsistence farming The seemingly content unmotivated population is controlled by mysterious giant three legged machines known as Tripods whom the adults in the community worship and revere Precisely who or what are the Tripods That s the central mystery which is slowly unveiled though not completely during the course of the story However the reader uickly learns that the Tripods are the cause of Earth s current post apocalyptic predicament The cornerstone celebration of the communities in the story is Capping Day so named because every child upon reaching the age of 14 is taken by the Tripods and returned with a metal cap implanted on their skull UhHoustonwe may have a problem This event marks the transition for the youth from childhood to adulthood and the moment when they take their place as full members of the community I don t want to spoil anything for you but I think it s safe to say that all is not well in the land of the metal hatsOur main character is Will a 13 year old boy months away from being given his metal toupee Initially Will is eager for his Capping Day to arrive but this all changes after a not so chance meeting with a vagrant named Ozymandias Ozy reveals to Will the dark sinister nature of both the caps and the Tripods and this fateful meeting reconfigures Will s entire worldview Suddenly he begins to notice the subtle wrongness of the people including his parents and vows to escapeOzymandias explains to Will that there is a small but growing group of people that are determined to fight back against the Tripods and offers Will the chance to join the resistance if he can make it all the way to the titular White Mountains Thus begins Will s adventure during which he faces danger excitement and a number of nasty Tripods THOUGHTSChristopher has a spare breezy to read writing style that I really enjoyed Despite being less than 200 pages long the author does a magnificent job defining Will s world Christopher manages to convey significant information to the reader without resorting to rambling or overly prolix infodumps This is a uality I really enjoy in SF books from this period which is epitomized in the works of Jack Vance and Roger Zelazny This story as a whole is not in the class of the aforementioned but his lack of circumlocution while telling his story is worth noting For all the positive things I have to say about the story something about it didn t connect sufficiently with me to be able to grant a loftier rating than 3 stars I enjoyed the story I liked the characters and I am curious to see where the next novels venture For all that I found myself a bit detached too from the narrative and was never swept away I was very aware that I was reading and never fell into the world the author created I m not sure why but it happened Maybe I m defective Regardless of the reason I can only give this 3 stars but I would still highly recommend it to my fellow readers especially those that enjoy YA science fiction 30 stars Highly Recommended I m sorry but ever since Austin Power s Goldmember I can not hear the word Tripod without thinking of the classic scene between Michael Caine and Mini Me I knowI m a child and I need help but that is some funny sauce