Level 7 (Library of American Fiction) [Mordecai Roshwald, David Seed] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Level 7 is the diary of Officer . (Uncredited cover for the edition) /5 (Very Good) I recently received a copy of Modecai Roshwald’s Level 7 () from 2thD at. In an unspecified nation, the nameless officer X is taken to an ultra-secret installation called Level 7. He has been chosen to be one of four “Push Button.

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Lwvel was my first exposure to this sort of fiction, though I’ve read a great deal more in the intervening years. But, hey, who gets jacket blurbs from Bertrand Russell! Every aspect of this book is tightly wound around the horror of the atomic war. At first the underground levels are safe but the radiation slowly makes it way down, level by rosshwald.

Level 7 Book Summary and Study Guide. From their deep-hole bunkers, politicians spit vitriol upon their enemy counterparts, even after such chest The book reads like a twisted version of Plato’s Republic – a dissertation on the sort of society and people required rkshwald commit and survive atomic armageddon.

It should be interesting to see what sticks out now vs when I was 10 or Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I just finished reading Woolanother post-apocalyptic book about life underground, and decided it was time to read Level 7 again. Even people living in the bunker are not known by what might be their original names. They have enough food, water, and air to last them 5 lifetimes.

Roshhwald highly recommend it — despite the authors very lveel attitude towards some of the sci-fi from the era he hates Heinlein a delightful scholarly be warned analysis of a fascinating topic.


First off, Lebel should say that the copy I first read was without the preface found in my new copy. The Berlin crisis had lasted from the previous I read this book during the Berlin crisis while still in primary school. Want to Read saving…. Science fiction rowhwald already an addiction and I’d put away a book or two a day when school wasn’t in session. The characters, besides being wooden in expression, lack believability – – always obeying orders although there is little stick, to the point where the reader can easily find the main actors as mere puppets.

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Roshwald was a “professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Minne Roshwald was an American academic and writer. X guesses that they must have all been chosen for their mission because they don’t like others, and are all somewhat antisocial. Unlike X, however, I survived — now I have to live with the scars and move on. I read it in high school, loved it, and have wanted to read it again. I read this book during the Berlin crisis while still in primary school.

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Review – “Level 7” by Mordecai Roshwald

However, this explanation may explain the actions of his characters, but makes the story similar to the bad horror movies of the early s, in which the viewer simply knows that the normal human response would have averted the danger. See 1 question about Level 7…. Don’t read it, really. May 02, Raegan Butcher rated it liked it Recommends it for: Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Level 7 In an unspecified nation, the nameless officer X is taken to an ultra-secret installation called Level 7.


Retrieved from ” https: I liked the book, but the dismissive, dated treatment of women put me off, for example: The book is apparently written in such a way to discourage the reader from determining which side is which. He, and most others underground, rarely question their role. Level 7 is written in the form of a diary.

I struggled with whether to give this three or four stars.

Roshwald has described the human psychology about war with total and so, quite discomfiting accuracy, which is the most unsettling as well as interesting aspect of roshwalr book. In perhaps the most fascinating moment in the narrative, x engages in a series of discussions with a school teacher about the stories they should tell their offspring: Written in first person diary form.

Books by Mordecai Rosnwald. It also contains specific progressive details of his created universe contrasting the monotony of life on Level 7.

Book Review: Level 7, Mordecai Roshwald () | Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Level 7 was adapted by J. I recommend Level 7 for all fans of classic science fiction, especially works on Cold War themes.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Its basically about a man who is in training and gets promoted and taken 4, feet below ground to do his job, with a select group of other people. This was not one of them.