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The Year of the Comet

2.90  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  9 reviews
"L'Anno della Cometa" vede un mondo diviso, non in stati e regni ma in gruppi finanziari. I più potenti di questi sono i due 'direttivi' Energia e Telecomunicazioni, grossi interessi di finanza in comune e che i loro dipendenti considerano il loro governo protettore. L'eroe è uno scienziato con un segreto che gli può conferire la suprema autorità su qualsiasi gruppo che lo ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 16th 2001 by Cosmos Books (PA) (first published 1955)
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Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
Review to come... I can't advice to anyone. Sorry. Other Christopher novels I read are a thousand times better than this one... one week of my life to read 159 pages. That's how hard it was to me... painful but I finish...

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What can I say about this book? It's worthless in my opinion. I read three more books of the author and nothing compares to it. Maybe it's because this was one of the first he written, I don't know. The book itself doesn't have a good flowing. Things just happened
Tentatively, Convenience
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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John Christopher's Planet in Peril
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - November 7, 2020

This is the 6th Christopher I've read & the 5th I've reviewed in the last few mnths. He's become a 'go-to' writer when I want to read something easy & enjoyable & quick. Right now I'm reading something like 8 bks & even though I think most of them are good they don't fit into the e&e&q category. This was written in 1954 &, as such, is the earliest Christopher I've read yet.

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Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of John Christopher, and am aiming to read all of his works.

This book, sadly, is terrible. Not recommended at all.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Imagines a world where nation state borders and identities have (mostly) disolved. A small number of competing mega-corporations provide lifelong identity, community, careers & security. Intriguing world-imagining, so worth a read. But some very dated aspects and a disappointingly simplistic ending.
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, sf
One of those English disaster/dystopia novels that were so popular in the 50s and 60s. J.G. Ballard wrote a fair number of these as well.
Dec 16, 2019 marked it as sony-or-android
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Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tedious and uninteresting. Didn't finish. ...more
Bent Andreassen
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars.
John Christopher's Planet in Peril, from 1959, reads in some respects like a prequel to the Max Larkin tales from his short story collection The Twenty-Second Century--some of the technology used there is present here in this 21st c.-based novel, like airspheres (kind of like parasails but in a plastic bubble deal) and gyros (like a cross between a helicopter, a plane and a car), but man hasn't made his way yet to Mars or Venus as he has in Christopher's 22nd c. Reason being that the energy/powe ...more
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