The Death of Grass

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moominmama
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The Death of Grass

Post by moominmama » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:33 pm

Dear all,

for a bit of 'light' reading can i suggest the Death of Grass by John Christopher.

actually not that 'light', a bit grim really

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Re: The Death of Grass

Post by jansman » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:30 pm

For me,it is a story second only to Day Of The Triffids.

Rather apt too,given the poor veg crops!
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Re: The Death of Grass

Post by Zunzuncito » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:50 pm

I second (or third) that suggestion - only read it for the first time last year and enjoyed it. Considering the book was written in the 50's its fascinating how accurate I still think most of it is, especially in the current climate re crops etc.

It certainly isn't a particularly cheery read though - however, if the world goes to hell in a hand basket I doubt life would be ;)

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Re: The Death of Grass

Post by Ara » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:22 pm

Day of the Triffids is my favourite since we read it at school back in the 70s. Our English teacher recommended Death of Grass which I recently re-read. Another of John Christopher's books : A Wrinkle in the Skin I also like. Death of Grass in particular shows how quickly society falls apart.

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Re: The Death of Grass

Post by piglet » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:31 am

Death of grass
Currently playing on BBC 4extra

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