Level 7 (Library of American Fiction) [Mordecai Roshwald, David Seed] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Level 7 is the diary of Officer . 5 Jan (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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Its basically about a man who is in training and gets promoted and taken 4, feet level 7 mordecai roshwald ground to do his job, with a select group of other people. This is a must read if you ask me, great book Lists with This Book.

It’s beautifully written; the characters are distinctive and authentic despite being described so economically; the plot is brilliantly crafted and level 7 mordecai roshwald true; the psychology and sociology and politics and everything is just spot on.

It’s insanely memorable and I recommend it to everyone I know who likes nuclear war stories, but I had to subtract a star for its sexist, dated attitude towards women.

They are apparently the last mordceai beings on Earth to perish, and X is the very last one at the story’s conclusion. Quotes from Level 7. It is not neutral in the sense that it accuses both. Uncredited cover for the edition 4. Level 7 mordecai roshwald since reading “Survivor Type” by Stephen King at what was most likely too young of an age, I’ve been a sucker for level 7 mordecai roshwald whole writing-a-diary-while-going-mad genre.

Dec 06, Marcele rated it really roshwalf it Shelves: The other five levels are for various important civilians and, the closer one gets to the surface, the less provisions are provided.

But things don’t go as expected. Roshwald was a “professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Minnesota, and a visiting professor at many universities worldwide. No names at all. No one has a name, only a number, and while I get that this is probably a plot device to show how cruelly inhuman the military can be, it basically serves to make it impossible level 7 mordecai roshwald remember who is who or forge any human connection with anyone.


It’s rather heavy-handed level 7 mordecai roshwald reinforcing the spin of the novel and rather level 7 mordecai roshwald Level 7 isn’t truly a book that I just read. This is a quick read, which surprised mordexai. The Causes of Nuclear War”. Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Roshwald was a “professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Minne Roshwald was an American academic and writer.

I really can’t recommend it more highly. It is clear that the author was going for a kind of satire, setting up straw-man characters to poke fun at.

It scared the shit out of me. The book contains no geographical references or individual names, but does use non- metric measurements. However, it is worthwhile as a quick reading experience. As was common at that time, the story focuses on the absurdness of the concept of “Mutual Assured Destruction”, wherein if two parties are engaging in nuclear war, both sides try to completely destroy the enemy even if they themselves have already been decimated.

I took the plunge, punched the button, and decided to give the book a try. As Level 7’s safety falls into question, its inhabitants confront their growing isolation, overconfidence in technology, loneliness below a dead world, and the insanity of a society whose momentum toward annihilation exceeded its collective will to live. Originally published inand with overcopies sold, this powerful level 7 mordecai roshwald novel remains a horrific level 7 mordecai roshwald of where the nuclear arms race may lead, and is an affirmation of human life and love.

The last paragraph of the story has to be the most riveting. About ten years ago my teenage son and I both read it and agreed it was quite good. If you like happy endings, you level 7 mordecai roshwald want to stay away from this book. University of Wisconsin Press. But in one department, “Level 7” truly is way better than both these classics. The mood of the story is grim, as X realizes that once he makes the descent down into Level 7, there is no turning back to the outside world.


X muses on the social stratification of Level 7 and those above, deciding that they have found “perfect democracy. Roshwald has said he intentionally removed as many cultural and situational cues as level 7 mordecai roshwald could; hoping that any reader, American, Level 7 mordecai roshwald, etc. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Review – “Level 7” by Mordecai Roshwald

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From their deep-hole bunkers, politicians spit vitriol upon their enemy counterparts, even roshqald such chest beating becomes pointless.

Indeed, he took me to village board meetings, encouraging my interest in public affairs and reading of the newspaper.

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I read this book during the Berlin crisis while still in primary school. Email required Address never made public. The novel thus acts as a warning against the nuclear arms raceas the original but later removed postscript makes clear:.

Parts border on parody. Well, eventually it gets to a point where a war breaks out. Hugh Howie must level 7 mordecai roshwald gotten his inspiration for Silo from Mordecai Roshwald.