When the Wind Blows by Raymond BriggsGlobal thermonuclear war is a surprisingly amusing subject. This graphic novel isnt quite as funny as Doctor Strangelove, but it has some excellent moments.
My favourite bit is near the beginning. Jim is responsibly following the advice in his Protect and Survive leaflet (American translation: Duck and Cover). He wants to construct a fallout shelter by leaning a door against the wall at a 60 degree angle. So he goes down to the shop to buy a protractor.
He comes back and tells his wife that the international situation must be pretty grim - all the protractors were sold out. But the nice shop-keeper measured him the correct angle on a bit of paper.
Youve got to admit thats funny.
[Update, Oct 7 2017]
I had an unusually vivid dream last night. My dreams almost always disappear within a minute of waking and I cant remember them, but this one is still clear several hours later.
We were in a taxi in some city, perhaps London. Wed just come out of a tunnel. Suddenly, the driver slammed on the brakes and started reversing as fast as he could. As we went back into the tunnel, I saw the mushroom cloud rising in front of us. It stretched up to the sky.
I didnt realise it would be so big, said the driver.
When the Wind Blows
Sign in. With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II. Their house is hit indirectly by a Soviet nuclear bomb, leaving it in ashes and barely standing. Jim and Hilda survive by ducking behind a door that Jim set up as an inner refuge. War with Russia seems imminent, and Jim starts taking precautions against a nuclear attack. Remembering World War II, Jim and Hilda staunchly believe that everything will be okay, even if nuclear weapons are involved. But will it?
Thank you! This time out, Patterson Jack and Jill, , etc. The most brilliantly drawn character here is a genetically engineered year-old girl, Max for Maximum , who is half-bird and can fly; that Patterson pulls off a satisfying account of the bioengineering that created the girl is a credit to his background research in genetics. Kit Harrison is a loose cannon at the Dearer office. He was hired for that very quality, his ability to work outside the Bureau's paralyzed imagination, but his obsession with the murders of two geneticists, plus the death of his wife and two sons in a plane crash, has caused the Bureau to send him off to Nantucket for a rest. Instead, Brennan goes on a private crusade into a Colorado area, where he suspects some illegal biological engineering is taking place. He rents a cabin behind the animal hospital of veterinarian Frannie O'Neill, whose husband David, a doctor, was murdered a year ago.
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When the Wind Blows is a novel by James Patterson. The book centers on Frannie Devin O'Neill, a veterinarian , whose husband was killed three years before the story takes place. - When the Wind Blows is a British animated disaster film directed by Jimmy Murakami based on Raymond Briggs ' comic book of the same name. The film accounts a rural English couple's attempt to survive a nearby nuclear attack and maintain a sense of normalcy in the subsequent fallout.
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History Genres. Rate this book. Buy This Book. Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever Her name is Max. Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work.