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3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published July 1st 1987 by Richardson & Steirman & Black
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Michael Frazier
Dec 15, 2014 Michael Frazier rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Meh...
Recommended to Michael by: No one
From the onset, the author tries to flex his muscles as an investigative journalist for his efforts. It almost feels like "hey, look at me; look what I did! I was in a melted nuclear reactor and got a great story!" Illesh must have been writing this book while wearing his Communist tin foil hat as he attempts to spin Chernobyl in such a manner that his fellow comrades could do no wrong... a seemingly typical citizen of the Soviet Union. I haven't made it far, but I'm far from impressed in this ...more
Amber the Human
Mar 04, 2013 Amber the Human rated it liked it
Hmm, interesting. This book was published in 1987 - when a lot of information about the accident still hadn't been released (much info came after the collapse of the USSR). So it's interesting in that regard - the author seems to think that Pripyat (the city nearest to Chernobyl that was occupied by the plant's workers and families) will be inhabitable soonish (it's still not habitable today). If you're looking for interesting descriptions from the time just after the accident, this is your ...more
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