Make Room! Make Room!

Make Room! Make Room!Escritor Prol Fico, Harru Harrison Conquistou Um Vasto P Blico, Cativando Pela Sua Imagina O E Pelo Empenho Que P E Nos Seus Livros A Caminho De Bolso Revelou O Ao Leitor Portugu S Com Universo Cativo N 11 , Que, Como Disse Um Cr Tico, Se L Com Redobrado Interesse Medida Que Se Sucedem As P Ginas Apresentamos Agora Este Fascinante Livro, Vencedor Do Pr Mio N Bula, Cujo T Tulo Portugu S Beira Do Fim Foi Levado Ao Cinema Por Richard Fleischer E Muitos Leitores Se Lembrar O Do Filme E De Outros Cuja Atmosfera Este Livro Antecipa Vincadamente Narrado Num Ritmo Impar Vel, Levanta Tamb M Algumas Quest Es Cruciais E Caso Para Perguntar Se O Leitor Concordar Com O Velho Solomon Kahn Acha De Facto Que Ele Tem Raz O Toda A Raz O Certo Que Merece A Nossa Simpatia, Mas Tem Raz O Tal Qual N O Perca Este Livro. McDonald s springs to mind Monsanto too Color me happy and than a little surprised to be decorating this review with as many stars as I am because I went into this novel with pretty subdued expectations I would say expectations on par with those I hold for the latest cinematic embarassment by Mr Dickoless Cage I know that s not very nice, but I will never, never forgive that talent free ass bozo for effectively castrating Ghost Rider in front of the general public, despite being a self described fanboy of the character The guy should be tied up in a Pulp Fiction style basement and JAMhandled by the gimp WOW, okayI am way off on a tangent here aren t I let s get back to the book.Where was I Oh yeah.So leaving aside shitty actors with no ability, this is an excellent novel and a very welcome surprise Written in 1966 but taking place in 1999 the story posits a world reaping the results of massive over population and the depletion of natural resources.which of course we know could NEVER really happen and is just one of those wacky SF ideas these weirdo writers come up with Hmm Anyway, while loosely framed as a mystery involving a hard boiled detective investigating a murder, this plot device is really just a means by which the author explores the future s
Here is a 1966 novel about 1999 which is good, honest, miserable fun The main guy who is a cop gets to be really happy for about two pages and after that it s back to worrying about absolutely everything It s New York City and the population has skyrocketed to 35 million The whole damn country has kind of collapsed There are no private cars Tobacco is a thing of the past There are meateasies This is because you can get your meat but you have to know where But pretty much everything is now scarce because Americans in the 30 years between 1966 and 1999 ate everything and used up everything whilst all having ten kids who then had another ten kids each, it seems.You wouldn t want to live in this version of New York City You wouldn t want to even visit it for ten minutes.CHUNK This humble word is Harry Harrison s absolute favourite No idea why If you had a shot of vodka each time he uses the word CHUNK you d be dead of severe alcoholic poisoning before page 90 My own favourite word is GALLIMAUFRY but you don t see me shoehorning it into every review willynilly Willynilly is another of my favourite words.BILLY NO MATES A THEORYMy latest literary insight is that in most novels, especially thrillerish ones, the protagonist has no fr
If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Malthus Make Room Make Room by Harry Harrison Original Review, 1980 08 19 Pournelle s virulently infectious optimism is severely misplaced Other people have already pointed out that his strategy involves the probable abandonment of Earth and the bulk of its population what the hell, they re just gooks anyway I ll just add that even RAH 2018 EDIT Heinlein saw this approx 30 years ago in FARMER IN THE SKY a charac
Before we had dystopian novels being pushed out like crazy in the 2000 s, Make Room, Make Room came out in 1966 and brought up a bleak and disturbingly believable dystopian future world, one filled with extreme overpopulation, pollution and madness It s still just as chilling today, in fact the 21st century has made it even believable than it used to be, making for a frightening but very intriguing book.If you re a fan of the 1970 s film Soylent Green, well, Make Room, Make Room was the basis for that film And the film s memorable scene with the detective screaming out SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE IT S MADE OUTTA PEOPLE, WE GOTTA STOP EM SOMEHOW isn t in the book So if you re reading Make Room, Make Room expecting a movie nove
So mankind gobbled in a century all the world s resources that had taken millions of years to store up, and no one on the top gave a damn or listened to all the voices that were trying to warn them, they just let us overproduce and overconsume until now the oil is gone, the topsoil depleted and washed away, the trees chopped down, the animals extinct, the earth poisoned, and all we have to show for this is seven billion people fighting over the scraps that are left, living a miserable existence and still breeding without control So I say the time has come to stand up and be counted Is overpopulation still a thing When was the last time you heard it discussed I don t know the answer to that, there are opposing views on whether overpopulation still poses a significant threat to all of humanity or, since population growth has stabilized in many countries, some demographic analysts are saying that it is no longer a serious matter Nowadays climate change is generally viewed as a pressing issue.In the 60s overpopulation was perceived as a major threat and it is one of the dystopian tropes often used by sci fi authors Several overpopulation sci fi novels have become classics of the genre, John Brunner s Stand on Zanzibar, The Sheep Look Up by the same author, and Robert Silverberg s The World Inside spring to mind However, for me, the one emblematic sci fi book on this subject is H
First thing, Forget about the movie Soylent Green which was based on Harry Harrison s novel about overpopulation, Make Room Make Room There is no Charleston Heston screaming , Soylent Green is people and nothing about cannibalism What we have instead is a very effective and disquieting look at a future where overpopulation is rampant and food and water sources are depleting While he centers his story around a New York detective and a accidental murder, Harrison is interested in depicting his character s personal responsse to their environment Sol beautifully played by Edward G Robinson in the movie and the best thing about the film is most memorable with his ability to remember the past and his examination of where they went wrong His soliloquy on birth control still rings
Of course I remember the movie Soylent Green I saw it at the drive in gazillions of years ago, and many times since But let me tell you, as dramatic as the movie is, with Charlton Heston as main character Andy Rusch giving the infamous scream of view spoiler Soylent Green is PEOPLE hide spoiler Oddly enough, I kinda expected something hokey before I read this, but instead, I just got a dystopian nightmare of overpopulation.This isn t unexpected or a bad thing After all, I ve seen Soylent Green and felt the huge impact of the scene where the old man Saul mouths the BIG SECRET through the plane of glass I remember the riots, the pressure, the senseless violence, and the massive levels of injustice AND stupidity that brought us to this state.And yet, after reading this novel, that sense is visceral, realistic, and a lot less sensational Yes, there s massive injustice Just look at the Squatter law that gives priority to squalid massive families regardless of any consideration, or the way no detective is able to do his job because life is already worthless.For 66, this nightmare world that has used up all resources by 1999 and has ignored or actively fought all birth control or warnings, has resorted to sticking its head in the sand Sound familiar Well, fortunately, our modern world is getting well adjusted to living with less and less and some technologies are letting us live with a bit less squalor than predicted in this novel and a New York City of 35 million in the novel is pretty damn close to what some cities are reaching now, true, but the quality of life is NOT as bad as predicted in Harrison s novel.Of course, in some wa
Good morning class Now, hands up everyone who knows what Soylent Green is made of Ah, that s very good I m glad to see you read your assignment.I m sorry, we re not quite finished yet What is the book s original title No, of course it isn t a