Empty World ebook

by John Christopher

Home John Christopher Empty World. Neil walked through the crumbling stone archway into the empty shell of what had been the nave of the church before it was destroyed in the French wars.

Home John Christopher Empty World. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14. Thanks. That was nearly seven hundred years ago. Winchelsea then had been a thriving town, recently rebuilt here on its hill after the sea swallowed up old Winchelsea-like its sister-town, Rye, a brash newcomer to the company of the Cinque Ports and hopeful of outstripping its seniors in trade and prosperity.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, a teenaged boy tries to survive in a seemingly empty England.

Empty World (1977) is an apocalyptic fiction novel written by John Christopher aimed at an adolescent audience. It was Christopher's eleventh such novel. The German station ZDF produced a TV adaptation of Empty World in 1987. An updated film adaptation of Empty World is currently in development with German production company Lago Film and the Los Angeles production company Cherry Road Films.

John Christopher was the pseudonym of Samuel Youd, who was born in Lancashire, England, in 1922. He was the author of more than fifty novels and novellas, as well as numerous short stories. His most famous books include The Death of Grass, the Tripods trilogy, The Lotus Caves, and The Guardians.

John Christopher – Empty World: When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, including all adults, Neil, a teenaged boy, tries to survive in a seemingly empty England. Although devastated by the loss of his elders he must force himself to accept his difficult (even terrifying) situation and learn to survive by himself. Scavenging canned and preserved food and other necessities from empty homes and businesses provides most necessities.

Sam Youd (16 April 1922 – 3 February 2012), known professionally as Christopher Samuel Youd, was a British writer, best known for science fiction under the pseudonym John Christopher.

Sam Youd (16 April 1922 – 3 February 2012), known professionally as Christopher Samuel Youd, was a British writer, best known for science fiction under the pseudonym John Christopher, including the novels The Death of Grass, The Possessors, and the young-adult novel series The Tripods. He won the Guardian Prize in 1971 and the Deutscher in 1976.

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Empty World - John Christopher. 1. THEY WERE DRIVING ALONG THE motorway on a bright sunny morning, everyone happy.

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When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, a teenaged boy tries to survive in a seemingly empty England. When Neil survives a deadly plague and plunges into solitude, he must question everything in this gripping adventure from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher. Neil's world is shattered when he and his family are involved in a horrible car accident that leaves him an orphan. He is sent to live in a small village with his grandparents, whom he loves but doesn't really know.

I read this book when I was 14. It was so memorable that at 29 now, I remember exactly where I was and how old I was when I read it in one sitting!You cannot say that about many books; this is only one of two of my childhood books that are so well written that they never left me and I know that re-reading it again as an adult will not change my perspective. I had prepared myself for a boring day at my dad's work to sit and wait for him to end his shift, when I pulled this out of a bag my mum had packed for me. Those were the quickest 8 hours of my young life, I was disappointed only in that the journey was over. Even then, all I could think was how beautifully written it was, and I was in no way the critic back then that I am now.

The pace of it is slow, there is a lot of reflection, but it is thought provoking. It is not an action filled block buster type of dystopia, it is a still dystopia. It's about the emotions and the thoughts, and the emptiness of the world around. I think it's very easy to write a fast paced end-of-the-world type, it takes some real talent writing quit the opposite. The closest other "still" dystopia I can think of is "The Road" where the focus is on the character's emotional survival in a changed world, rather than the catastrophic change itself.

I recommend it if you enjoyed The Road, I don't recommend it if you're looking for a War of The Worlds type.

I look forward to re-reading it, and thereafter it will remain on my book shelf, proudly displayed (maybe to be re-read in another 15 years?) I will never sell it.
Great example of John Christopher. It is only a shame that "No Blade of Grass"/"Death of Grass" has not been published on Kindle yet. For that matter, the rest of his utterly depressing and wonderful apocalyptic works need to be re-published as well.
I read this in one sitting on a plane flight. It made me think about what Francis Schaeffer called the "mannishness of man," with our beauties and frailties and yearnings. This is not a religious book, but it caused me to reflect on faith and morality. The death of mankind seems to suggest the death of God (or the unreality of God), but then again only one man is needed to reflect His image.
Now this is a scary story with people suddenly aging, then dying with only a few teenagers left alive in the London area. Good story, glad I bought it and passed it to my Dad who also likes what I call "what if" One Second After, Alas Babylon, etc.
Book was received swiftly and exactly as expected. I like being able to reuse books versus buying new.
This book rocked my childhood and is indirectly responsible for my success as an editor today.
Odd, quirky story echoing a well worn theme (Earth Abides, The Day of The Triffids, The Death of Grass, inter alia) but conveyed to me, at least, a sense of loss, epic loneliness, of possibilities (anything left lying around is mine now...) and endless despair now almost everyone else is gone.
Very enjoyable, engrossing, quick read. Perhaps the only criticism I can think of is that it was too short... I didn't want it to end yet. Even at that, it was a complete story that didn't feel rushed. I certainly didn't mind that it was written for a young adult audience... and perhaps the only recognizable indication that it was written for that audience is the length of the novel. Both the characters and the whole story felt very well developed. Highly recommended for fans of the PA genre.
Empty World ebook
John Christopher
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Hamish Hamilton Ltd; First Edition, 1st Print edition (September 29, 1977)
192 pages
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