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Make Room Make Room

characters Make Room Make Room Read & Download ☆ Make Room Make Room 104 First published in 1966 Harrison's novel of an overpopulated urban jungle a divided class syst. Color me happy and than a little surprised to be decorating this review with as many stars as I am because I went into this novel with pretty subdued expectations I would say expectations on par with those I hold for the latest cinematic embarassment by Mr Dickoless Cage I know that s not very nice but I will never never forgive that talent free ass bozo for effectively castrating Ghost Rider in front of the general public despite being a self described fanboy of the character The guy should be tied up in a Pulp Fiction style basement and JAMhandled by the gimp WOW okayI am way off on a tangent here aren t Ilet s get back to the bookWhere was I Oh yeahSo leaving aside shitty actors with no ability this is an excellent novel and a very welcome surprise Written in 1966 but taking place in 1999 the story posits a world reaping the results of massive over population and the depletion of natural resourceswhich of course we know could NEVER really happen and is just one of those wacky SF ideas these weirdo writers come up with Hmm Anyway while loosely framed as a mystery involving a hard boiled detective investigating a murder this plot device is really just a means by which the author explores the future society of New York City population 35 Million as opposed to the just under 10 Million of present day 2011What really grabbed me by the fruits about the story is the terrific sense of place the author establishes through random but well chosen details about life in this future New York Harrison is able to seamlessly weave into the narrative the most fascinating snapshots of the world without resorting to big drawn out expositional paragraphs I was very impressed by his control over his story This novel is a lesson in exceptional world buildingWe learn significant background details such as information involving food riots foodstuffs made from plankton soy bean and lentil steaks ever increasing prices of commodities water shortages debates about birth control and that all of the characters suffer from physical ailments resultng from mal nutrition or disease The author provides this well fleshed intricate picture of the world without dropping major dumps of info that would clog up the natural flow of the story Well done sir Well done indeed In addition to the exceptionally delivered background info the characters are very much three dimensional and act pursuant to complex and subtle motivations This kind of high level development is unusual for this kind of short 60 s science fiction novel Again the author exceeed expectations and his ability to do that consistently is worthy of serious kudos To sum up this is a terriific story While not up to the all time great status of a book like Stand on Zanzibar which is my standard for this kind of science fiction story this is certainly an outstanding story and among the best of its type that I have read45 to 50 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION The Mountain Between Us than a little surprised The Second Sister to be decorating Marrying Winterborne this review with as many stars as I am because I went into Pure heart enlightened mind the Zen journal letters of Maura Soshin O'Halloran this novel with pretty subdued expectations I would say expectations on par with The Family Beach House those I hold for The Glamorous Dead the latest cinematic embarassment by Mr Dickoless Cage I know Autismo that s not very nice but I will never never forgive The Divine Nine The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities in America that Convergence Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist talent free ass bozo for effectively castrating Ghost Rider in front of The Single Sister Experiment What Happens When Single Women Stop Having Sex Urban Christian Urban Christian the general public despite being a self described fanboy of Esposizione Critica Della Divina Commedia the character The guy should be Kleinstadtnovelle Rotbuch tied up in a Pulp Fiction style basement and JAMhandled by My 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characters Make Room Make Room Read & Download ☆ Make Room Make Room 104 Em operating within an atmosphere of riots food shortages and senseless acts of violence and a. Before we had dystopian novels being pushed out like crazy in the 2000 s Make Room Make Room came out in 1966 and brought up a bleak and disturbingly believable dystopian future world one filled with extreme overpopulation pollution and madness It s still just as chilling today in fact the 21st century has made it even believable than it used to be making for a frightening but very intriguing bookIf you re a fan of the 1970 s film Soylent Green well Make Room Make Room was the basis for that film And the film s memorable scene with the detective screaming out SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE IT S MADE OUTTA PEOPLE WE GOTTA STOP EM SOMEHOW isn t in the book So if you re reading Make Room Make Room expecting a movie novel you won t find that but you still won t be disappointed Make Room Make Room is an amazing novel with a nostalgic feel but a timeless message

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characters Make Room Make Room Read & Download ☆ Make Room Make Room 104 Desperate hunt for the truth by a cynical NYC detective tells a classic tale of a dark future. So mankind gobbled in a century all the world s resources that had taken millions of years to store up and no one on the top gave a damn or listened to all the voices that were trying to warn them they just let us overproduce and overconsume until now the oil is gone the topsoil depleted and washed away the trees chopped down the animals extinct the earth poisoned and all we have to show for this is seven billion people fighting over the scraps that are left living a miserable existence and still breeding without control So I say the time has come to stand up and be counted Is overpopulation still a thing When was the last time you heard it discussed I don t know the answer to that there are opposing views on whether overpopulation still poses a significant threat to all of humanity or since population growth has stabilized in many countries some demographic analysts are saying that it is no longer a serious matter Nowadays climate change is generally viewed as a pressing issueIn the 60s overpopulation was perceived as a major threat and it is one of the dystopian tropes often used by sci fi authors Several overpopulation sci fi novels have become classics of the genre John Brunner s Stand on Zanzibar The Sheep Look Up by the same author and Robert Silverberg s The World Inside spring to mind However for me the one emblematic sci fi book on this subject is Harry Harrison s Make Room Make Room Make Room Make Room was first published in 1966 it is set in the then future of 1999 starting in August and ends shortly after midnight of January 1st 2000 In this version of 1999 the global population is seven billion food water electricity and living accommodations are scarce In New York where the novel is set millions of people are living on the streets public transportation is no longer in operation and all basic necessities are strictly rationed Wheat crackers have become a staple food and meat is mostly only available in an artificial form called soylent meat produced from soya beansBut how do you tell a story about overpopulation The concept does not seem to lend itself to conventional plotting Harrison does this by focusing on just a few protagonists rather than writing an epic but fragmented novel about a large cast of characters Detective Andy Rusch is the main character of this book he shares a cramped little apartment with Sol a retired engineer Andy is assigned to investigate a murder of an important businessman called Michael O Brien who is in reality a gangster with political connections O Brien lives in a walled off luxury apartment with access to unlimited electricity and water supply they even have air conditioning This is where Andy meets Shirl Greene O Brien s girlfriend who was living with the murder victim and now has to move out The two predictably form a relationship To the readers the identity of the killer is not a mystery it is a destitute teenager who attempted to burgle the apartment and was caught in the act by O Brien and accidentally killed him in self defense The first half of the book is so focused on the murder investigation that I did wonder how this is a novel about overpopulation let alone a sci fi novel However the dystopia is always there in the background in the state of Andy s apartment the people lying on the street that he has to step over to get into his home his roommate powering their refrigerator by hooking it to a bicycle and cycling like mad In the second half of the book the murder investigation fades into the background and an accident causes sea water to seep into the water supply which is uickly shut down Water become even strictly rationed and is only available from water stations which has to be carried home in bottles and buckets Children are beginning to contract kwashiorkor a form of severe protein energy malnutrition hitherto nonexistent in the US Living condition deteriorates throughout the narrative and a massive city wide riot seems imminent Make Room Make Room paints a grim and depressing picture of an overpopulated New York it frighteningly depicts the dehumanizing effect of overpopulation The way of life we take for granted is not sustainable under such conditions even the simple human interrelationships between family members and friends are corroded by the constant suffering and hardship Make Room Make Room is not a fun read as such it is too harrowing for that but it is a good thought provoking read It is uite well written with a clear straightforward prose the characters are well developed and sympathetic The fact that the actual year 1999 was nothing like this is not a reason to dismiss this cautionary tale out of hand For all we know Harrison has only overestimated the timing but the catastrophe he depicts here is still possibleNotes The film adaptation of Make Room Make Room is much better known than the book It is a 1973 movie called Soylent Green It departs from the source material in many details especially the titular foodstuff but is true to the book s spirit Is overpopulation still a problem A Yes No Maybe Harry Harrison is one of the popular sci fi authors during the 60s through to the 80s his popularity declined a bit from the 90s onward Sadly he passed away in 2012 Make Room Make Room is atypical of his output He tended to write fast paced lighthearted sci fi adventures like his signature series The Stainless Steel Rat my personal favorite of his book is West of Edenuotes The millennium is here now upon us a populous world of souls awaiting His call This is the true millennium False prophets said it was the year one thousand but there are people here in this single city than there were in the entire world at that time Now is the hour we can see it nearing we can read the signs The world can hold no it will crack asunder under the weight of the masses of people We can go without washing for a while it won t kill us and when the water is connected up again we can all have a good scrub It s something to look forward to Face it this city is through What they need here is animal trainers not policemen This whole country is one big farm and one big appetite There s just as many people down South as there is up North and since there s no public transportation anyone who tried to walk to the land of sunshine would starve to death long before he got there People stay put because the country is organized to take care of them where they are New York City trembled on the brink of disaster Every locked warehouse was a nucleus of dissent surrounded by crowds who were hungry and afraid and searching for someone to blame Their anger incited them to riot and the food riots turned to water riots and then to looting wherever this was possible

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 288
  • Make Room Make Room
  • Harry Harrison
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9780553564587

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