Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Prime Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only comic that made me cry, 28 Mar. 2007
By 
This review is from: When the Wind Blows (Paperback)
I found this book completely by accident when my parents were sorting out their house and read it that night. I was brought to tears by the story. Jim and Hilda Bloggs are a typical retired couple living in rural Sussex during the height of the Cold War in the early 1980s. They reminicse on their experiences of WW2 through rose tinted glasses while building their own fall out shelter, following the government guidelines to the letter, even when the instructions contradict themselves.

The first half of the book is pretty much a black comedy as Jim and Hilda try and understand what's going on, but the second half is gut wrenching as they suffer the effects of radiation sickness, still believing that someone come and help them. Brigg's style changes accordingly, starting bright and colourful like his other stories but then going to a deathly pallor as the radiation becomes more prevalent before fading to black.

It's beautifully told and thought provoking. Jim and Hilda (based very much on Brigg's own parents) are probably like people you know and sometimes you feel like shaking the book to make them understand, but instead you just have to keep on reading, no matter how it makes you feel.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,086,940