Submitter: It is a book about the atomic bomb, and trying to survive it. It is British, with British slang, and I think not even some adults in America could understand some of the slang (at least one of our shelvers didn’t know the meaning of “ duck,” “ducks,” or “duckies” in British slang. -Funny thing- at one point the guy says “Blimey” and his wife scolds him for language). Not knocking the British, but not the best book to have in an American small rural community college. The Ruskies are the bad guys (and very stereotypical imagery too, including stereotypical imagery for major WWII people).
Secondly it is all about this retired couple that remembers WWII, and is comparing repeatedly (sometimes with fondness) what it was like during WWII, against the current situation. Also the couple repeatedly correct themselves with them thinking it is WWII all over and getting their terms right.
The couple bickers A LOT, over the stupid stuff, and this book doesn’t seem to have a clear goal as to what the story is supposed to be. Other than show what thoughts happen during times like this, and to show them die? Not a very good plot line, in my opinion.
It has never been checked out, and was published in 1982…. and yet, for it not being checked out, is rather worn.
Holly: I know you can’t read the pages included (below), but you get the idea of its format. If it has never been checked out in 32 years, I think that’s reason enough to weed it!
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