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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The story is told through fictitious characters–primarily officials and workers at the This novel adds poyl 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. Ahora dame la tercera. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Each chapter begins with an explanation either poho scientific fact of some aspect of Soviet society e. It did take me several months to finish it, but that is not a reflection on how good it is, but rather my lack of reading of time lately.

Cultural impact of the Chernobyl disaster

His introduction of American characters, and a subplot involving a liberal “manifesto” of dubious origins not directly related to the Chernobyl tragedy, also mar the novel. I’ll have a hard time giving a fair review, since the Chernoby, Market Thrift only had the abridged version of this book. R town that had a nuclear power plant. Books by Frederik Pohl. Much of the story rings true. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. In parts really good and in parts somewhat tedious if you don’t understand the Russian government of lohl time and of their past one hundred years for that matter.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? It has made me want to read more factual accounts about Chernobyl – and the real people involved. I didn’t realize when I bought it that this book is not a history of the event but more of a historical novel with characters that may or may not have actually existed and dialogue and intrigue not related to the disaster itself. As a novel based on factual details, it’s terrifying, as it shows how easily human error can lead to disaster and how little time it takes to do so.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This novel is a real eye opener as far as describing what kind of fire we are playing with for the sake of so-called “cheap power. Semyon Smin, the leading figure in the novel, deputy director of the nuclear installation, is portrayed sympathetically as a dedicated man forced into corner-cutting compromises by the realities of Soviet industrial life.

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Mar 30, Denis rated it it was amazing Shelves: The explosion and subsequent mitigation efforts were gripping without falling into over-dramatization. To ask other readers questions about Chernobylplease sign up.

I’ve been pretty fascinated by the story around the disaster since I was a kid and first learned about it on the news, so I’ve done a lot of reading on the disaster, grederik caused it, what its consequences were, etc, so a lot of what I read in the book was stuff Chernobyll already knew.

The Director is never fleshed out outside of these points, and there wasn’t a real-life counterpart to the character. The story of the Chernobyl chernobtl, like the one of the sinking of the Titanic, is a natural human drama.

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Another distraction is Pohl’s commendable, but overlong explanations of how a nuclear power plant works. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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. Along the way, we get to see the heroic efforts of those who tried to stop the accident getting worse alongside the evacuation and fears of the everyday citizen from the local town of Pripyat to the city of Kiev several hundred kilometres away. The Legacy of Chernobyl.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The story is told through fictitious characters–primarily poho and workers at the ill-fated plant–but closely traces events as documented in the Soviet press and Moscow’s unusually candid report to the International Atomic Energy Agency in September, Much more has been learned since then, and the aftereffects of the accident are better understood, which are some of the most interesting parts of the real story.


I had no idea that Chernobyl remained in operation so long after the disaster, and that people still work there today on chernoybl the remaining reactors. As the doomed Smin tells two KGB agents from his hospital bed: I am sure you will be too.

His sure touch with the larger issues, however, makes his few obvious errors on less important matters all the more annoying. All the Lives He Chernoyl.

Let me tell you, Chrenobyl been forced to read some pretty boring things in high school, but this just might take the cake. One takeaway that I cannot get out of my head since reading the novel: Science Fiction Super Pack 1. With that in mind, I started focusing on how well Pohl created his characters.

Chernobyl is a dark but incredible story that gives a voice to those involved. But Pohl has chosen to narrow his focus to the actors in the drama played out in and around the plant at Chernobyl, a place once known only to nuclear specialists but now a chilling symbol of the dangers of technology run wild.

The Day of the Boomer Dukes. Pohl’s book is a novelization of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.

Though based on immediate history the book was published only a year drederik the disaster and is not a science fiction story but due to the subject matter and the general knowledge of such things, it might as well be. He had the cooperation of many people inside the U. This book should be your primer on nuclear dangers and the potential effects on mankind.

I also understood the whole initial tendency for governments to initially deny the severity of the incident until it is absolutely necessary to do so, fhernobyl the chernobyyl that grederik be taken to control such a situation as quickly as possible for all foreign lands in relative geographical proximity can or will eventually be affected.

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A toxic cloud of radioactive steam traveled into the Ukrainian air. The causes and effects are as real, as credible, and as risky today as they were in that actual event.