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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There were heros who rushed in to prevent larger disasters from happening and paid for their efforts with their lives. As a reader with a humanities background, I was unable to make sense of the other technological explanations of Frdeerik nuclear power that I read.

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A Life In Prague Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe. We breathe in some of Chernobyl’s last breath every day, and pojl go on doing so all our lives. 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 Ki This novel is a fictionalisation of the accident that destroyed the number four reactor at Chernobyl.

We appreciate your feedback. Sep 25, Sharon rated it really liked it. Humans will be at the controls. Since the world still doesn’t know the answers to these questions, despite the prominence of glasnost or public openness in the rhetoric of Soviet leader Mikhail S.


Chernohyl details File Size: Safety systems are engineered to prevent problems turning them off invites demons to a party and not only the demons you expect.

Under A Cruel Star: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Before the disaster at the Chernobyl plant, nuclear catastrophe had been only a fear, a threat. More about Frederik Pohl.

One Night in Winter. Pohl fans and anyone interested in the disaster. It makes sense that Pohl would take the events of the disaster and make them into a novel.

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And Pohl really hadn’t done his research of Russian names properly. Frederik Pohl, primarily a SF author and editor, writes a timely dramatization of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl with excellent skill. One person found this helpful.

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.

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.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The audio quality wasn’t great. This is fiction, but it is the most riveting, realistic account of what happened that has ever been written.


It is worth the trouble you will go through to find a copy!

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Chernobyl is a dark but incredible story that gives a voice to those involved. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Not a bad book for acquainting yourself with Chernobyl, just not as good as the other one. The book is not so much an indictment of the old Soviet Command Economy than it is a factual picture of its shortcomings.

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Let me tell you, I’ve been forced to read some pretty boring things in high school, but this just might take the cake. Mar 20, David King rated it really liked it.

Return to Book Page. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Jul 14, Holly rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not sure if the chernobjl was really uneven or if the mixing was poor, but the book jumped from murmurers to staccato quite a bit.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I particularly liked the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant’s Assistant Director who frererik a good man trying to make the best of a corrupt and failing system of production.

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