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The Death of Grass The Chung Li Virus Has Devastated Asia, Wiping Out The Rice Crop And Leaving Riots And Mass Starvation In Its Wake The Rest Of The World Looks On With Concern, Though Safe In The Expectation That A Counter Virus Will Be Developed Any Day Then Chung Li Mutates And Spreads Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rye No Grass Crop Is Safe, And Global Famine Threatens.In Britain, Where Green Fields Are Fast Turning Brown, The Government Lies To Its Citizens, Devising Secret Plans To Preserve The Lives Of A Few At The Expense Of The Many.Getting Wind Of What S In Store, John Custance And His Family Decide They Must Abandon Their London Home To Head For The Sanctuary Of His Brother S Farm In A Remote Northern Valley.And So They Begin The Long Trek Across A Country Fast Descending Into Barbarism, Where The Law Of The Gun Prevails, And The Civilized Values They Once Took For Granted Become The Price They Must Pay If They Are To Survive.



10 thoughts on “The Death of Grass

  1. says:

    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 was


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    It s a depressing sack of sadness that this exceptional post apocalyptic story is notwidely read 534 ratings as of the time of this reviewa travesty I m going to try and spread some love and hopefully find this wonderful book somefriends with whom to spend the holidays The central theme of the novel How delicate and fragile is the veneer of civilization and how quickly th...


  3. says:

    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, thef


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    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 barbarity.This book may have beenaptly named had it been called The Death of Civilization Yes, a virus does emerge that attacks all forms


  5. says:

    The world famous novel of the ultimate famine


  6. says:

    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, the horrifying realization that this is happening to people who are only div


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    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 badly.The reason for the comparison is obvious both are apocalyptic SF novels where plants are at the root of the problemDucks flying rotting vegetables in response to that p


  8. says:

    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 that couldn t just have been it But it was and it made me sad and hoping for a sequel I


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    This was a little bit of a slow starter but once I could see where things were heading every sentence was laden with a sense of dread and impending doom.A widow leaves a dreary London behind and returns to her girlhood home along with her sons She is anxious to reunite and repair her strained relationship with her dad and share the joy of a hillside surrounded by lush green pasture with her boys.25 years late


  10. says:

    How many pages are absolutely necessary to tell a gripping, frightening story 50 200 400 1200, in case your editor died Editors are extinct anyways My favorite is the shortest science fiction story written by Fredric Brown called The Knock , only two sentences long and as it happens has fewer words than this paragraph Here it is, in its entirety The last man on earth sat alone in a room There was a knock on the d


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About the Author: John Christopher

Sam Youd was born in Huyton, Lancashire in April 1922, during an unseasonable snowstorm.As a boy, he was devoted to the newly emergent genre of science fiction In the early thirties, he later wrote, we knew just enough about the solar system for its possibilities to be a magnet to the imagination Over the following decades, his imagination flowed from science fiction into general novels, cric Sam Youd was born in Huyton, Lancashire in April 1922, during an unseasonable snowstorm.As a boy, he was devoted to the newly emergent genre of science fiction In the early thirties, he later wrote, we knew just enough about the solar system for its possibilities to be a magnet to the imagination Over the following decades, his imagination flowed from science fiction into general novels, cricket novels, medical novels, gothic romances, detective thrillers, light comedies In all he published fifty six novels and a myriad of short stories, under his own name as well as eight different pen names.He is perhaps best known as John Christopher, author of the seminal work of speculative fiction, The Death of Grass today available as a Penguin Classic , and a stream of novels in the genre he pioneered, young adult dystopian fiction, beginning with The Tripods Trilogy I read somewhere, Sam once said, that I have been cited as the greatest serial killer in fictional history, having destroyed civilisation in so many different ways through famine, freezing, earthquakes, feral youth combined with religious fanaticism, and progeria In an interview towards the end of his life, conversation turned to a recent spate of novels set on Mars and a possible setting for a John Christopher story strand a group of people in a remote Martian enclave and see what happens.The Mars aspect, he felt, was irrelevant What happens between the people, he said, that s the thing I m interested in