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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Advid saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham. A collapsed economy and an increasingly savage society were causing thousands to abandon America. Captain Jonah Scott was a pilot, hired to fly some lucky refugees to London. But once in the air, sunleds war broke out, and Scott became responsible for the entire human race!
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I think it is an excellent book and well written with a great story about a collapsing United States and an apocalyptic nuclear war. The whole story take place on dxvid a Boeing passenger plane carrying people, military and refugees from the United States to Great Britain.
While en-route a nuclear war breaks out and the flight for survival begins I read this book a long long long time ago, and then lost it. While en-route a nuclear war breaks out and the flight for survival begins. I really want to read this book again.
View all 6 comments. Jan 21, Molly rated it liked it Shelves: I learned three things from this book: Air stops circulating at the equator. Past the equator, you have a whole different planetful of air! You can tilt the planet so that your new home in Antarctica will be sunny and grow good food, if you explode lots of nuclear weapons in the Northern hemisphere. How to fly a plane. May 10, Ken rated it liked it. There’s something almost comforting about reading a book about the end of the world that occurs in the ‘s.
It’s almost like we’ve collectively dodged a bullet The author’s background is in aeronautics, and most of the action happens in the cockpit of a large airliner.
The writing There’s something almost comforting about reading a book about the end of the world that occurs in the ‘s. The writing style and character development are pedestrian at best, yet the compelling storyline demands your attention. Dec 05, Wayne rated it it was amazing. Oct 18, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. Down to a Sunless Sea a genuinely grim Holocaust novel featuring a few survivors of a devastating nuclear war as they fail to find safe haven. Jan 15, Rob rated it really liked it.
I read this many years ago, in the 80s when the threat of nuclear war was something we grew up with and was fodder for a lot in many forms of media. I remember this being a great story. I had it in my book collection for many years, not sure where it ended up, I would be curious to read it again someday.
This might be the 4th time I have read this book and it is as it ever was. Truly a “cannot put down” kind of story. For fans of apocalyptic books, this is a must read. Mar 28, Andy Phillips rated it it was amazing Shelves: The start of the story focuses on a world where the US is in real financial trouble due to depleted oil reserves.
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There is a lack of jobs, food and basic provisions and everyone is struggling to survive or leave the country. The central hero of the book is a passenger jet pilot who is in the process of transporting refugees to the UK, which is more-or-less living under normal conditions due to more careful management of their oil supplies. The first third of the book details the bad sunles u The start of the story focuses on a world where the US is in real financial trouble due to depleted oil reserves.
The first third of the book details the bad conditions sinless which the US population lives, and while it is interesting, it becomes rather irrelevant quite quickly, except as a way to fill in some character and story background. While over the middle of the Atlantic, flying from New York to Heathrow, it becomes grajam that a global nuclear war has broken out. This is where the story gets really interesting as the crew struggle to find somewhere safe to land.
The mix of passengers on the plane seems somewhat unlikely, and a handy plot device to include a number of twists or aspects to the story, but this doesn’t detract from the tension.
The book features quite a lot of time where the aircraft is in the air, and hence includes several scenes where the crew go through flight procedures in some detail. This is partly for the purposes of the plot, but is largely not necessary, although it appears to be technically accurate even if it was first published in I personally found the engineering bits quite informative, but it might not be to everyone’s taste. There are a couple of plot twists near the end, where the story speeds up considerably, that I thought spoiled things slightly but for the most part this is an excellent book.
The tension is incredible throughout and there are a number of incidents that are really quite touching. These mainly centre around the crews’ radio contacts with other aircraft, airports and various radio operators, and feature some unique ideas that I haven’t seen elsewhere in apocalyptic fiction and I read quite a lot of it.
The ending is amazing, and not what I expected at all. Oct 01, Amy rated it really liked it. A post-nuclear thriller set around the crew and passengers of a jumbo jet that’s over the Atlantic when the missiles start flying, and focuses on their race to find a haven free of radiation that gives them a chance at survival. Definitely dated by now, but this book has imagery that’s stayed with me a long time. There are two versions of the ending; the one I read was the “happy ending” version.
Apr 26, Paula rated it really liked it. Imagine you’re a pilot of a huge plane with people aboard headed from New York to London. Just after takeoff, nuclear weapons start flying.
What do you do?
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Where do you go? A very thought-provoking book. Jul 30, Mmyoung rated it did not like it. Utter and complete dreck. A Gary Stu story if I ever read one. The author appears to be ignorant of or willfully ignoring basic economic theory.
The book is unremittingly full of grahxm, racist, classist characterizations. Not a believable female or American character. Oct 09, Mark rated it really liked it. One of the best books I ever read. Written in so obviously dated, but it really didn’t matter, I thought it was a great book. I plan to read it again one day. Aug 11, Erik Kulo rated it did not like it.
The plot is one of the more interesting spins on a nuclear apocalypse scenario. David Graham even manages to write captivating and convincing scenes that intrigues you to continue reading to find out what happens next although the whole New York business in the beginning could’ve been cut down to just the essentials as it droned on and felt more like a post-apocalyspe Escape From New York-esque scenario than anything.
That’s all and well. All throughout the entire book as a matter of fact Howev The plot is one gaham the more interesting spins on a nuclear apocalypse scenario. All throughout the entire book as a matter of fact However, the book wholeheartedly disappoints in the redundant sexism.
Some readers have noted racism as well, which I can’t personally recall — although I would not be surprised given eavid example. It is so prevelant and follows the book on almost every other page. Although the book was published in the very late s, it reads like ggaham s suhless in terms of sexism. Virtually every woman in the book that is not mentioned in the context of a group old Russian women etc.
This also steers us into another major dosn It’s a piece of fiction, even sunlsss David Graham manages to make the main character sound so full of himself, to the point that the fiction actually sounds like a lie. All the ingredients are there: The masses applaud and cheer him!
He is a leader!