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5.0 out of 5 stars Chung-Li in the 70s.... GM today?, 5 July 2002
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This review is from: The Death of Grass (Paperback)
I think John Christopher was ahead of his time with this story. The story centres around the end of all the world's grasses and what happens specifically to a small English group trying to get to a safe haven. The social dynamic is fascinating and I see mirrors of this in much later books possibly not quite as well done. The What If scenario keeps me coming back to read this over and over again. Would I do as well in the same situation? I hope so. This book cries out to be turned into a well made film but obviously brought up to date inm a sympathetic manner. I'd love to see this and his other books brought up to date - I'd definitely go for them.
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Initial post: 9 Apr 2009 00:43:22 BDT
'This book cries out to be turned into a well made film' - the film was transferred to screen in 1970 by Cornel Wilde under the title No Blade of Grass. Well worth tracking down if you can find a copy. The film is unavailable on DVD. Hopefully the reissue of this excellent book will result in more exposure/interest of Wilde's hard-to-see film.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2010 14:23:13 GMT
Paulo says:
The 1970 film of this book was just about the most awful film ever made! Excellent book, but hope to god the film doesn't get released. The book definitely deserves better.
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