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The Long Winter

review The Long Winter Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB E natives to turn the tables on their former colonial masters it is white men now who from their shanty town hovels serve at table and labour on construction sites white women who empty the bed pans and sell their bodiesTheir Nigerian bosses meanwhile looking towards the lawless ice bound north have their own plans for expansio. An odd one The first part is a domestic drama with trivial affairs and betrayals playing out in 1960s London while in the background a severe decline in the heat emitted from the sun causes society to incrementally unravel Part two takes place in Africa where our protagonist along with the wronged wife of his friend flees to take advantage of the hotter climate but finds himself subjected to the same humiliations and disadvantages that black men suffered in his own country Part three sees Andrew return to England with the Africans on a fleet of hovercrafts persuaded to join a reconnaissance mission by the possibility of locating his ex lover Remember when hovercrafts were cool I do just aboutThe domestic drama feels like it takes place over a matter of months while the apparently concurrent social collapse seems to progress throughout many years a weird misalignment that it s hard to get over The social commentary while well intentioned betrays an extremely simplistic and reductive understanding of race relations And the characterisations are sketchy and fail to convince I was surprised to discover that John Christopher s The Death of Grass which I loved was actually written a few years earlier While superficially similar to The World in Winter it is a much focussed confident and mature piece of work

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review The Long Winter Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB The Fratellini Winter they had called it after the Italian scientist who had first detected the decline in solar radiationThe seasons pass and the cold bites ever harder The Thames freezes over stocks of food and fuel run low and London falls under martial law That first arctic winter it seems was only the beginning the herald. This is a difficult book for me to review not only because it is a disturbing story but I also can t decide if it is prescient or whatever the opposite of that would beThe story of how the world reacts to a new Ice Age starting is very reminiscent of the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow except that it is British and was written 30 years before the film came out There is one scene where American refugees break down the border fence to get into Mexico that was very similar to scenes in the book except that it was played for a cheap laugh and this book is anything but funny In many ways the book is a reflection on our difficult colonial history and it s legacy and continued effects on many countries Africa in particular still struggles with that legacy which is appropriate to the book given that Nigeria is a major setting for the mid part of the section Our British history of racism with our former colonies is played out in reverse in this section and I can t help feeling that our protagonists rather get what they deserve in this part even if they never directly caused any of the issues played out in the book Africa the dark continent was colonised in part because of the deluded notion of white superiority and the need to save the poor black people from themselves While this middle section is successful in making us feel uncomfortable is it sandwiched between two parts that that don t work as well The first part sets up the love triangle between our three main characters and provides the background to the oncoming Ice Age but it is a studied piece that turns out to be pretty dull if you are not into looking at the lives of white upper middle class people The final part go all in for action as the Nigerian Government decides to mount an expedition to the now frozen UK using a suadron of hovercraft that have fallen into their hands This makes a kind of bizarre sense given the terrain the expedition needed to traverse but is mainly in the book because hovercraft were a big thing in the 60s which is the era in which the book was written There is a brief stop off on the island of Guernsey which seeks to highlight the kind of racism that the expedition is likely to face in London which is their final destination The ending was somewhat disappointing because it was depressingly predictable what would happen when a white man who has lost everything finds a way to come home and regain his lost status In the end our main protagonist may have learned something about how others have to live but it doesn t look as if he is going to put that lesson into practice and try to make a better world with it All told this is an interesting book to read but tends to fall back on racial cliches a little bit too much to make it a relevant one to today s issues with race and the nature of society

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review The Long Winter Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Of the incoming Ice AgeAndrew Leedon has problems of his own Forced out of his marriage he joins the exodus of the privileged few with the necessary influence to escape to the warmth of the African sunshineBut gone he finds on arrival in Lagos are the glory days of Empire The desperate influx of European refugees has enabled th. 12Mediocre myopic post apocalyptic novel Altered solar radiation leads to mini ice age in northern climates England becomes arctic We follow 3 upper middle class Brits as they flee to Africa In a nice touch Christopher has these wealthy Brits becoming the servants and concubines of their formerly colonized AfricansToo much time is spent on the uninteresting relations of the 4 main characters upper class sexual meanderings dull reading in the 21st century Not enough close to zero world building as in how does one survive in the new arctic countries What happens to everyone What happens to animal plant lifeIn the final section an African expedition on Hovercraft another nice touch explores the new frozen LondonI recommend Wyndham s The Day of the Triffids for the ultimate post apocalyptic London exploration

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Long Winter
  • John Christopher
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
  • 9780722123010

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