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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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Mar 20, David King rated frederiik really liked it. The well written story weaves human tragedy and triumph with historical and technical facts. The author chose to write from what I understand is a pseudo-first-hand perspective. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Not Enabled Word Wise: Murder as a Fine Art.

Chernobyl by Frederik Pohl

Like an Irwin Allen Disaster movie you meet tragic figures people good Soviet citizens who despite their backward communist drederik you grow to like. Get to Know Us. My full review can be found on my blog: Not a typical Frederik Pohl novel, but fascinating. I loved the strong bond of mutual respect and best friendship that formed between the Master Assistant Director and his honorable appentise Comrade Plumber.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The title should be at least 4 characters long. We didn’t have cabbage everywhere. Pohl’s book is a novelization of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. Reading it as a story humanises the people involved. It would have been better, perhaps, to focus more on events in the Kremlin in the first few days after the accident, when a news blackout kept the world, as well as the Soviet people, totally uninformed about the radiation danger.


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Yet you also see how the common Soviet working man who loved his country tried to make up for its flawed production systems. We breathe in some of Chernobyl’s last breath every day, and will go on doing so all our lives.

Cultural impact of the Chernobyl disaster

The causes and effects are as real, as credible, and as risky today as they were in that actual event. A specialist in hydraulics, Sheranchuk dives into the radioactive water in the flooded corridors to open drainage valves, thereby preventing a far worse explosion than the first. As the author put it: Oct 10, Tori rated it it was amazing. It is an excellent read. Eaton Eaton, Moscow correspondent for The Times for the last three years, reported on the Chernobyl accident.

The audio quality wasn’t great. I really couldn’t find cherjobyl in this chernobyo recommend. It’s the most horrible thing about this situation.


The Day of the Boomer Dukes. Because the actual story of the Chernobyl disaster is a story all of its own, I don’t understand the need to fictionalize what happened.


See all 20 reviews. Yes, they wasn’t quite aware of what peaceful atom could chrnobyl to them. Just like in your high school chemistry demonstration, bad things are going to happen. This is fiction, but it is the most riveting, realistic account of what happened that has ever been written.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. As a novel, it tells the story through the eyes of fictional characters who are participants of the event. I expected this to be cheesy, but it was surprisingly good. Moments later the reactor goes critical; a hydrogen explosion blows the roof off the containment building, exposing the reactor’s core.

Chernobyl is a good concise history, written soon after the event by someone who not only visited the impacted area, but was conversant in the language and ffrederik. It’s a pretty interesting story and I assume most of the historical events were told accruately as the book was written on about a year after the disaster and the author traveled to the USSR to research it.