Level 7 (Library of American Fiction) [Mordecai Roshwald, David Seed] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Level 7 is the diary of Officer . (Uncredited cover for the edition) /5 (Very Good) I recently received a copy of Modecai Roshwald’s Level 7 () from 2thD at. In an unspecified nation, the nameless officer X is taken to an ultra-secret installation called Level 7. He has been chosen to be one of four “Push Button.

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On at least one occasion I recall having run to Mother, crying. It later emerges that the orders given have been wholly automatic due to a launch on warning strategy, [2] the war has taken place as a series of automated electronic responses to an initial accident.

Level 7 Book Summary and Study Guide

People begin dying on the middle levels. I’ve been reading a whole lot of nuclear apocalypse-themed novels from the 50s and 60s lately and I reckon this takes the cake. The Berlin crisis had lasted from the previous spring and had resulted in the erection of the wall dividing the city and daily newspaper reports. Leveo and Technology in Myth and Fiction He lives in a bunker named “Level 7” with people llevel is feet underground.

Level 7 (novel) – Wikipedia

However, this explanation may explain the actions of his characters, but makes the story 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 danger. Why would the characters switch to calling each other by military names such as X or P?!


The plot is simplistic–the two world super-powers have both acquired nuclear bombs sufficient to wipe each other out. He is a “Push-Button” officer, the one that pushes buttons to launch nuclear missiles and annihilate the world when such orders are received. What does he teach? 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 would endure extended life in isolation after a nuclear holocaust.

Notify me of new comments via email. Dec 27, Samu rated it it was amazing Shelves: University of Wisconsin Press.

Level 7 is of paramount importance for complete war: This is a quick read, which surprised me. Email required Address never made public. I read them regularly and enjoy them immensely. A must read for anyone who liked books such as Alas, Babylon and even dystopian classics like and Brave New Worldas apart from the apocalyptic scenario, there is also a strong dystopian feel to “Level 7”.

This story is very sad, and chilling. He’s not the only one down there. The Paris Hilton inflection….

After the totally destructive war, radiation spreads and wipes out life on the surface. Views Read Edit View history.

Level 7 is the tale of a military man who lives in a bunker 4, feet below the surface of the earth. Kind of wish I didn’t read this book.

Detailed Review Summary of Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald

Apr 17, Shawn rated it really liked it. The lowest level, Rosuwald 7, houses the main character X who is a “button pusher”.


But yes, I do try to showcase works which deserve wider audiences…. I recall being frightened by one headline about imminent war in particular. It is left to the individual reader to determine if this indeed identifies a Western setting or merely reflects the author’s background. It is clear that the author was going for a kind of satire, setting up straw-man characters to poke fun at. Don’t know ,evel possessed me to keep reading it.

Level 7 Book Summary and Study Guide. All the buttons are pressed, and in 2 hours 58 minutes the world is eradicated. Oct 02, Diana Welsch rated it really liked it. E forse anche per tutti coloro che pensano che “l’apocalisse” sia quella propinataci negli ultimi anni, l’avventuretta di improbabili ragazzini unici sopravvissuti di un imprecisato virus che ha ucciso tutti gli adulti. The story starts out as the solider x and other soldiers men and women head down deep into an underground bunker called Level 7.

Roshwald was an American academic and writer. The war happens with predictable results; total destruction of the human race.

Overall, a frightening book that reads poorly; had it not been for the topic, a solid 1-star. Parts border on parody. Depicting Human Psychology about War.