Read “Chernobyl A Novel” by Frederik Pohl with Rakuten Kobo. Chernobyl: The very name conjures the catastrophe that the world feared could happen. Chernobyl: The very name conjures the catastrophe that the world feared Frederik Pohl’s novel about this disaster was written months after the tragic events. This article is about the Chernobyl disaster, which occurred on April 26, , and was the The novel Chernobyl by Frederik Pohl tells about the disaster from the viewpoint of individuals involve in it. In , photographer Elena.

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CHERNOBYL by Frederik Pohl | Kirkus Reviews

I went through the book in two sittings over a couple of days. I love the strong caring relationship the Assistant Director had with his Comrade Plumber especially as the relationship ripened as the torch was passed from dying master to former student grown up. It starts off very slow and some might not want to stick with it but stay the course anyway it pays off. Jun 09, Bob Jr. Nov 01, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….

Yes, they wasn’t quite aware of This book made me itch. In fact, this warts-and-all portrait is the major attraction of this generally sympathetic book on Soviet people confronting a catastrophe.


Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Frederik Pohl, primarily a SF author and editor, writes a timely dramatization of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl with excellent skill.


The novel was published not long after the accident occurred, and it shows just how little the public in chenobyl country understood the dangers of nuclear power. Sep 25, Sharon rated it really liked it. Thread Of The Silkworm. Let me tell you, I’ve been forced to read some pretty boring things in high school, but this just might take the cake.

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They’re honorable chernoobyl, and easy to sympathize with. Frederik Pohl was one of science fiction’s most important authors. However, when disaster strikes and a raging meltdown ravages everything, life fredderik they know it is never the same. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Is there no grassroots opposition to these antiquated and dangerous behemoths? Just like in your high school chemistry demonstration, bad things are going to happen.

Both are compelling arguments.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. We breathe in some of Chernobyl’s last breath every day, and will go on doing so all our lives. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The very name conjures the catastrophe that the world feared could happen someday at a nuclear power plant.

The book itself is excellent – well written, researched and constructed – however it IS a work of fiction. This book was well recommended by many as a very good history of the accident at Chernobyl. The story of the Chernobyl disaster, like the one of the sinking of the Titanic, is a natural human drama.


Chernobyl by Frederik Pohl

The BBC program explains the kind of accident that both the Windscale nuclear power plant plutonium factory and the similarly graphite-moderated Cherhobyl NPP experienced. Each chapter chernobgl with an explanation either of scientific fact of some aspect of Soviet society e.

Could this happen again? No meltdown occurs there’s nothing much to melt –instead, the graphite core designed to moderate the nuclear reaction catches fire and, for several days, defies all attempts to extinguish it.

Yet human memory and attention span have all but forgotten and ignored the toxins we now live with. I did not respect the Soviet Police State but I did respect those heros who prevented the Chernobyl disaster from becoming a far worse horror than it was.

It pol kind of like reading the novelization of a movie I had already seen. This novel adds a human dimension to the familiar story of Chernobyl, site of the world’s worst nuclear accident that sent a wave of fear through Europe, forced the evacuation ofSoviet citizens and left an undetermined number with potentially life-shortening doses of radiation.