Make Room! Make Room!

Make Room! Make Room!The World Is Crowded Far Too Crowded Its Starving Billions Live On Lentils, Soya Beans, And If They Re Lucky The Odd Starving Rat In A New York City Groaning Under The Burden Of 35 Million Inhabitants, Detective Andy Rusch Is Engaged In A Desperate And Lonely Hunt For A Killer Everyone Has Forgotten For Even In A World Such As This, A Policeman Can Find Himself Utterly Alone Acclaimed On Its Original Publication In 1966, Make Room Make Roomwas Adapted Into The Movie Soylent Green In 1973, Starring Charlton Heston Along With Edward G Robinson In His Last Role. 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 H
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 friends Check the last three novels you read I think t
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 an
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
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 t
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 true today Yet all the novel s protagonists are nicely developed Considering the topic, this is actually a fairly subtle novel and one of the best novel
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
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 i

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  • Paperback
  • 153 pages
  • Make Room! Make Room!
  • Harry Harrison
  • English
  • 12 March 2019
  • 9780425040430