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    Free download The Death of Grass John Christopher Ç 9 Summary The Death of Grass E–book/E–pub ”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

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    The Death of Grass E–book/E–pub 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 an

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    Free download The Death of Grass Read ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ç John Christopher John Christopher Ç 9 Summary 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 the novel charts h

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    The Death of Grass E–book/E–pub 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 impregnable by the starving hoardes There is always at least one person with some technical knowledge Finer feelings disappear violence theft rape reappear Men dominate wom

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    Read ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ç John Christopher John Christopher Ç 9 Summary Free download The Death of Grass 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 That sense of ' Good grief this could happen if such and such took place' The disaster arising out of ordinary lives

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    The Death of Grass E–book/E–pub John Christopher Ç 9 Summary Free download 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 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 pro

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    Read ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ç John Christopher John Christopher Ç 9 Summary Free download The Death of Grass I really wanted to give this book 4 stars as I was reading it I found it incredibly engrossing and the character and situation they find themselves in are pretty believable and amazing all at the same time However like Day of the Triffids this one left me cold at the end Where is the proper ending to this book? Surely t

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The Death of Grass

Free download The Death of Grass John Christopher Ç 9 Summary Summary The Death of Grass ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 download The Death of Grass John Christopher Ç 9 Summary Summary The Death of Grass ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. 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 the novel charts his growth as the leader of a little band of survivors trying to reach the safety of his brother s farm But it is not John who interests me It is the women His wife Ann and daughter Mary The newly orphaned Jane And even the sexually promiscuous MillicentSPOILERSFirst there is Ann She and Mary are kidnapped and raped When they are rescued and the rapists lie wounded it is Ann who takes a gun and finishes off one of the rapists Not John Ann Ann released Mary gently and got to her feet She clenched her teeth against pain and John went to help her He still had the automatic strapped on his shoulder He tried to stop her when she reached for it but she pulled it from him 103John will later find the stomach to kill when he shoots a woman in the face a woman who was protecting her home and family But the man who raped his wife and daughter he cannot bring himself to kill Ann can and does When the rapist pleads for mercy she tells him it is not for her sake but for her daughter s that she is killing himJane is the daughter of the woman John killed One of the women in John s group persuades him to allow Jane to come along for she would be unlikely to survive on her own When one of the men the valued sharpshooter Pirrie desires her as his wife John makes no objection Olivia the woman who insisted on saving Jane tries to argue but John is adamant Ann also expresses dismay at John s refusal to protect Jane from Pirrie but John explains his thinking If there had been ten Janes and he had wanted them all he could have had them Pirrie s worth to us than they would be 152The reason Pirrie is in need of a wife is that he just murdered his wife Millicent for trying to seduce John Millicent was habitually unfaithful to him and he finally had enough of her infidelity When the world was civilized he could have officially divorced her but he didn t In an uncivilized world he could have unofficially divorced her but he didn t He murdered her because in an uncivilized world he could do what he wanted And he wanted to murder herHe also wanted Jane Although he is about sixty years old he has a penchant for women on the younger side And Jane is described as being in her middle teens 125 He calls her over to him the way one would call a dog Come here Jane 150 Come here Jane 151 Jane Come with me 151Eventually she acuiesces Ann is justifiably nervous about Pirrie John is the leader but with Pirrie s skills as a gunman and his ability to kill without remorse there is nothing to stop him if he chooses to reject John s leadership But John is not concerned He is the leader by common consent He says It doesn t matter whether that consent is inspired by fear or not as long as it holds 152Reading this immediately after the scene where Pirrie takes a frightened teenage girl as his wife is revealing Her consent is also motivated by fear I wonder how many women give consent to men out of fear I say it does matter if consent is inspired by fear I say consent inspired by fear is not true consent At one point it starts to rain and John orders the few raincoats to be given to the women By women he means Ann Olivia Jane and Mary Referring to Jane and Mary as women in this context would not be an issue if it weren t clear that he actually regarded them as adults Shortly after the rape of Ann and Mary he started thinking of Mary as an actual adult John realized that he no longer counted Mary as one of the children 116While the ages of the girls are never stated Jane is described as being in her middle teens 125 and two or three years older than Mary 133 If middle teens means about sixteen then Mary is about thirteen or fourteen In other words they re not women They re children Sexually abused and traumatized children But in a lawless world no girl child is safe In a world of law and order a sixty something man who sexually exploits teenage girls would I want to write would go to prison for the rest of his life but that remains to be seen I do not think John Christopher was trying to make a statement about the deplorable treatment of women and girls in the so called civilized world I think he was simply depicting the violence that would ensue during a global famine But it s impossible not to notice that of the five female characters in this novel two are raped one is murdered and one is handed over to a pedophile There is also a touching scene involving one of the three little boys in the group Ten year old Steve the son of Olivia and Roger begins limping and it is discovered that his heel is blistered His sobs were not the ordinary sobs of childhood but those in which experience beyond a child s range was released from its confinement 154 When asked why he didn t say something about it he explains If I couldn t walk I thought you might leave me 154No better criticism could be made about the behavior of these ordinary civilized people than that their own children do not feel protected and safe Moreover the solicitude rendered by Olivia and Roger when their son expressed this complete lack of faith in adults should also have been offered to the girl children But it was not A fourteen year old rape victim was simply declared an adult and that was that A sixteen year old whose parents were just murdered is declared an adult because it s convenient to keep a powerful man satisfiedEND OF SPOILERS The Death of Grass is a valuable book for many reasons It is a realistic environmental catastrophe It shows just how precarious life on this planet really is How uickly it could all go to ruin And it shows what people are really like How ordinary law abiding citizens can resort to violence when their survival is at stake But it is especially valuable for highlighting the additional hardships that women and girls would face And this is so valuable because women and girls already face these hardships in the civilized world It s enough to make one uestion whether we re as civilized as we think we are

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Free download The Death of Grass John Christopher Ç 9 Summary Summary The Death of Grass ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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