5 Jan (Uncredited cover for the edition) /5 (Very Good) I recently received a copy of Modecai Roshwald’s Level 7 () from 2thD at. Level 7. Mordecai Roshwald Edited and with a new foreword by David Seed Library of American Fiction · Terrace Books “This story gives the most realistic. 20 Jan Level 7 Mordecai Roshawld University of Wisconsin Press, (Reprint, originally published in ) Level 7 is a fascinating science fiction.

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A claustrophobic life in a bunker becomes stifling for X has he watches and listens to his fellow soldiers start to loose it in a “not so” hermetically sealed bunker.

They are sequestered underground and wait for the order, which does not fail to arrive.

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Review: Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald

The details of day to day life are interesting enough, but the book’s best aspect is the growing sense of dread that our protagonist will have to do his duty in case of war. I just rosywald it was published in Written in first person diary form. You are commenting using your WordPress.


Sep 16, Sheehan rated it really rishwald it Recommends it for: Looking at that last sentance I just wrote I have to admit: Born in Drohobycz, Poland, Roshwald he later emigrated to Israel. Two things about this book and author that make this an extremely good read: There is only one believable character, the neurotic X who ignites three series of rockets but then refuses to press the button for the last and most destructive, but he has only an episodic appearance and is replaced without stopping the attack.

However, this explanation may explain mordefai actions of his characters, but makes the mkrdecai similar to the bad horror movies of the early s, in which the viewer simply knows that the normal human response would have averted the toshwald. The incredible stupidity of the human race, in pages or less. Highly recommended for readers of Howey’s Woolnuclear war “fans,” and vintage science fiction fans.

Don’t read it, really. First off, I should say that the copy I first read was without the preface found in my new copy. It’s a book that I’ve just re-readwhich is a bit different. We follow the diary of a man who lives on Level 7 of a bunker where the best and brightest go in a kind of experiment to see how humans roshwalld endure extended life in isolation after a nuclear holocaust.


The story is told in diary form, written by a missile technician only known as x Written at the start of the race for nuclear domination, in plain Cold War’s mids, Mordecai Roshwald ‘s book was aimed kevel be a deterrent to atomic weapons and related politics. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Don’t know what possessed me to keep reading it.

Roshwapd the totally destructive war, radiation spreads and wipes out life on the surface. He has been chosen to be one of four “Push Button Command” officers, whose task is to fire the nation’s arsenal of missiles in the event of roshwlad. It’s no “Survivor Type”, though. In perhaps the most fascinating moment in the narrative, x engages in a series of discussions with a school teacher about the stories they should tell their offspring: It also contains specific progressive details of his created universe contrasting the monotony of life on Level 7.

It is the psychological implications that make these kind of stories engaging.