Level 7 (Library of American Fiction) [Mordecai Roshwald, David Seed] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Level 7 is the diary of Officer . (Uncredited cover for the edition) /5 (Very Good) I recently received a copy of Modecai Roshwald’s Level 7 () from 2thD at. In an unspecified nation, the nameless officer X is taken to an ultra-secret installation called Level 7. He has been chosen to be one of four “Push Button.
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Once he does this simple, unremarkable act, his life in the bunker is, literally, without purpose, and he and the reader await the end of the war goshwald. I recall being frightened by one headline about imminent war in particular. Oct 24, Michael Scott rated it liked it Shelves: Pretty straight-forward post-nuke serving of the everyman, the consummate levek, “cog-in-the-wheel.
Preview — Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald. Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald. Xwhatever becomes the last man on earth, continues keeping his diary, and the last 15 or so pages are really pretty macabre. However, it is worthwhile as a quick reading experience.
Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald
Selected according to a psychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy all life on Earth, those who are sent down may never return. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 has been built to withstand the most devastating attack and to be self-sufficient for five hundred years.
Shelters at Level 1 and 2 are mostly destroyed, the rest dying of radiation soon after. A little difficult to find a copy of this. There are no names. The writing is terrible, for today’s standards. It’s rather heavy-handed in reinforcing the spin of the novel and rather ruins the ending for first-time readers.
There is also a problem of the morals present in the book being outdated. Trying to find a book about a man in a missle silo. Instead, this is the novel that happens after all the faux-conundrums get asked. This was my first exposure to roshwa,d sort of fiction, though I’ve read a great deal more in the intervening years.
Unlike X, roshwad, I survived — now I have to live with the scars and move on. X and his fellow shelter inhabitants belatedly learn the criteria that had determined admission to the shelters: In perhaps the most fascinating moment in the narrative, x engages in a series of discussions with a school teacher about the stories they should tell their offspring: With no chance of redemption whatsoever.
Oct 02, Diana Welsch rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? The other five levels are for various important civilians and, the closer one gets to the surface, the less provisions are provided. The Diary of Push-Button Officer X is intended as a preventative anti-radioactive medicine, good for consumption in any place in the world.
Review – “Level 7” by Mordecai Roshwald
The story is told in diary form, written by a missile technician only known as x Parts border on parody. At last, the Loudspeaker orders the PBX officers to carry out their function: I expected tedious preaching and vague droning. Then, there is an army of nurses to care for their physical needs, scientists who keep the air flowing, psychologists to pooh-pooh the worries of those who miss fresh air and sunshine.
Level 7 is a science fiction novel by the Ukrainian-born Israeli writer Mordecai Roshwald. Retrieved from ” https: The government has deemed the soldiers in the bunker the saviors of our way of life. Books by Mordecai Roshwald.
This book might give you nightmares. About ten years ago my teenage son and I both read it and agreed it was quite good. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Berlin crisis had lasted from the previous I read this book during the Berlin crisis while still in primary school. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Later, he apologizes for this atypical and unprofessional lapse into poetry.
Highly recommended for readers of Howey’s Woolnuclear war “fans,” and vintage science fiction fans. In any case, specific national identities are arguably irrelevant to the book’s themes of dehumanization, the abstraction of nuclear warfare, and the danger that this leads to when combined with the destructive potential of the weapons involved.
Level 7 is in diary format, the words and thoughts of push button officer X as he lives in an underground shelter. All references to government and politics are purposefully general in order to create a more universal message about the dehumanization of nuclear war. Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata Interlanguage link template link number.
Level 7, by Mordecai Roshwald gaping blackbird. However, this was removed in editions published before because it was felt that it spoiled the rpshwald of the book.
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Leave a Reply Cancel reply. For example, the protagonist is known only as X from whose personal diary “Level 7” takes form. After the totally destructive war, radiation spreads and wipes out life on the surface.