No Blade of Grass by John Christopher

There world has been coming to an end since 1956. There has been an explosion of dystopian futures of late. ┬áIf you wandered around any Scholastic Book Faire this year, you saw that just about one out of ever four titles in the fiction section featured some kind of horrific future. It’s oddly comforting to realize that this is really nothing new. The end of … Continue reading No Blade of Grass by John Christopher

The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher

The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher is the second part of the Tripods Trilogy. Christopher maintains the high standard of writing he set in the first part, The White Mountains. There is plenty of action, enough to keep his young readers interested, and enough characterization to make the people and the aliens in the book memorable. In The City of Gold and … Continue reading The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher