Long Voyage Back

The best Book Long Voyage Back published With the fate of the planet hanging in the balance retired nava

The best Book Long Voyage Back published With the fate of the planet hanging in the balance, retired naval officer and Naval Academy graduate Neil Loken steers a trimaran and her passengers to the literal end of the earth in this taut thriller about a small group of friends escaping a nuclear holocaust.. The best Kindle Long Voyage Back An okay read. Somewhat dated and not just because the political situation in the world has changed. I agree with the author in terms of war and especially nuclear war. As I grow older I have come to realize that war is an imbecilic thing and great pains should be made to avoid it. Rhinehart portrays a world that would be a horrible place indeed if the bomber and missiles ever fly. There is little in the way of hope and even the ending is just a thin ray of sunshine. However there are other aspects of the story that feels clunky in 2016. It's obvious that it was written in 1980/1981 and reflects the concerns of that time and possibly the author's politics. I feel confident that the unnamed President of the United States is based on Reagen (at least how Mr. Rhinehart saw him) and I suppose thirty-five years ago it seemed likely that Ronnie was going to push the button. I recall the early years of the 1980's when the Cold War heated back up and I don't fault the author for believing that the United States might initiate a war considering what was taking place in the early years of the 1980's (Iranian hostages, Soviets invade Afghanistan, crack down on labor unions in Poland, war in Central America, bad economic news, renewed arms race). Looking back on that time it's amusing to realize that ten years later the Soviet Union would cease to exist But hindsight is 20/20 and nobody would have predicted a relatively peaceful end of the Cold War in just a decade. Actually it seemed like a pipe dream. Many of us believed that the only way the Cold War was going to end was with a hot war. In Mr. Rhinehart's novel those who are involved with the military and the government do not come across as admirable people nor do those who are part of the high levels of the modern world (stockbrokers, businessmen, developers and so on). Those folks receive some of the blame for the war since they contributed to the economy that fed the war machine. This is definitely not a Tom Clancy novel. However a good post-apocalyptic nuclear war novel isn't hampered by changing times. Pat Frank's classic Alas, Babylon is a prime example of a novel that has long been obsolete not only due changing politics, but technology, science and society. However that book has never been out of print since it arrived in 1959. Any good book can outlast it's time when it achieves a balance that gives it a timelessness. Admittedly achieving such a thing is like catching the proverbial lightning in a bottle. It's a rare and magical thing that many try to accomplish and fail at. Seems to be one of those things that happen when least expected. "Long Voyage Back" does not achieve this feat. It's a well written novel and Mr. Rhinehart is obviously a capable and intelligent writer. His novel is many notches above the machine gun and muscle macho nuclear Post Apocalyptic fare so typical of the time period. See Total War and Pilgrimage to Hell as a couple outstanding examples of the other type. It's thoughtful, dark, and horrifying, but it isn't all that exciting or suspenseful. The fact that it takes place on a large sailboat and that Mr. Rhinehart obviously knows his way around the nautical world actually hurts. There are times I found myself at a total loss as to what was going on. Many of the nautical terms were confusing and I had a difficult time picturing the layout of the vessel. A diagram or two of the craft would have helped along with a glossary of terms. The action sequences were probably more realistic, but they weren't very suspenseful and for such a competent writer Mr. Rhinehart actually indulged in many a cliche and stereotype. For example our hero , the captain, is a real he-man. Very much cut from the macho mold of the time and is nothing much to get excited about as a result. Add to this the fact that there are long sections in which the characters lecture one another and/or the writer lectures the readers and you end up with a book that tends to drag at times. When I began this review I stated that the book was okay and I stand by that. I read it a little bit at a time and often skimmed over pages since there were often times that the story tended to bog and nothing was lost by a little speed reading. The world that is created in "Long Voyage Back" is intriguing enough to hold one's attention for short periods of time, but it isn't a read from front to back in one night. It might be more realistic, but it isn't engrossing. Though not as bleak as The Road it's about as interesting (yes I am going against Oprah Winfrey - sorry). Now maybe it's wrong to want a novel set in such a horrific world to be exciting, but I do and this one doesn't achive that. So two stars for creating a terrifying and plausible setting, but no more.
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  1. Luke Rhinehart is the pen name of the author George Cockcroft.George Cockcroft was born in the United States, son of an engineer and a civil servant He received a BA from Cornell University and an MA from Columbia University Subsequently he received a PhD in psychology, also from Columbia He married his wife, Ann, on June 30, 1956 He has three children.After obtaining his PhD, he went into teaching During his years as a university teacher he taught, among other things, courses in Zen and Western literature He first floated the idea of living according to the casting of dice in a lecture The reaction was reportedly of equal parts intrigue and disgust, and it was at this point he realized it could become a novel Cockcroft began experimenting with dice a long time before writing The Dice Man, but this made progress on the novel rather slow.In 1971, a London based publisher, Talmy Franklin, published The Dice Man, Cockcroft s first novel as Luke Rhinehart Soon afterwards, he was engaged in the creation of a dice center in New York City.In 1975, he was involved in a round the world voyage in a large trimaran ketch Later, he spent some time in a sailboat in the Mediterranean, where he taught English and from there moved to a former Sufi retreat on the edge of a lake in Canaan, New York.On 1 August 2012, at the age of 80, Cockcroft arranged for his own death to be announced It was later revealed as a joke.

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  1. An okay read Somewhat dated and not just because the political situation in the world has changed I agree with the author in terms of war and especially nuclear war As I grow older I have come to realize that war is an imbecilic thing and great pains should be made to avoid it Rhinehart portrays a world that would be a horrible place indeed if the bomber and missiles ever fly There is little in the way of hope and even the ending is just a thin ray of sunshine However there are other aspects of [...]

  2. Cold War apocalypses are an acquired taste one which I ve lost They seemed so bold, honest and edgy then, but so lame even silly now That is partly because they were so over the top with survivalist or social engineering, but mostly because it never happened But it could have From the end of World War Two 1945 and certainly after the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 until the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union dissolved, much of the world was gripped in a bilateral tug of war with threatened among o [...]

  3. Oh dear I really love The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart, but this book is simply not very good Incredibly pronounced gender stereotypes are so overdone that it s not in the least bit offensive, it s just really really funny when viewed post feminist revolution The plot is completely predictable It s a real page turner though Think of it as high octane pop music, in literary form.

  4. Nuclear war is so last season.Or is it I am one of those people who often ponders how the world will end Different scenarios most often involve me being one of the last survivors and kind of the hero of the story In Long Voyage Back I would have been long dead.Why Coz it s all about boating and seamanship and it all depends on how well you ll do at sea.Me Not at all well No clue Nada.Ergo dead.Long Voyage Back is about a nuclear war which starts between Russia and The United States and a bunch o [...]

  5. The story centres around a group of people trying to escape a nuclear war using a trimaran yacht The owner of the boat, his hired crew and some family and friends spend the initial part of the book trying to get away from the East Coast of the US, but their journey takes them to a number of other locations in an attempt to escape the usual combination of radioactive fallout, other survivors and disease Many of the typical elements of a post apocalyptic adventure tale are present, and although th [...]

  6. Great story about people trying to survive a nuclear war and its aftermath Originally released in 1983 when tensions between the US and Soviet Union were still high.I recently discovered this as a ebook, and read it for the first time.While some aspects of this book are dated, that in no way reduces the human element in this story, or the chillingly all too real consequences of such a war Most of the story takes place aboard a trimaran ship, caught in Chesapeake bay when bombs start hitting Wash [...]

  7. I ve read a ton of these old nuclear Armageddon sci fi books and while this one wasn t as captivating as some of the others, it was still a decent read Like some previous reviews pointed out, the gender roles were so exaggerated as to be almost distracting but had I read this 20 years ago they may not have taken so much of my attention By the end of the book I was feeling much warmer toward the characters, enough to mourn the deaths of some of the characters Also, the ending Nicely done In this [...]

  8. Overall a pretty good, realistic, and well detailed post apocalyptic story set in the 1980s during and after a nuclear war between the U.S and Soviet Russia The characters were well done and interesting to read about The plot wasn t bad and I really didn t find anything too big that turned me off about it Overall a good story I enjoyed reading it.

  9. I wanted to give this book three stars because the plot was good and it kept my attention enough to finish it However, there are some things that really got my knickers in a twist For one thing, although the book was copyrighted in the early 1980 s, the author must have written it in the 50 s because the female characters in his novel seemed to have stepped right out of Leave It to Beaver At first I was a bit insulted but then it just became comical to read Secondly, what the hell happened to th [...]

  10. This novel reminded me of one of my favourite nuclear war books, On The Beach, in tone and style and the conversational exchanges between the hero and heroine.After a devastating nuclear exchange, the hero, Neil, and several other characters seek refuge from the unfolding disaster on a trimaran but it proves to be only the start of their struggle for survival They must deal with nuclear fallout, disease, desperate and evil characters, and hunger Yet, as often happens in real life, the strains in [...]

  11. I m a big fan of apocalypse post apocalypse survival stories and for me, this one lands somewhere between riveting hard to put down and preposterous, even comical If you haven t read a book like that, give it time you re bound to encounter something that simultaneously entertains you and makes you raise an eyebrow time and again The writing is rife with the author s personal and dated feelings about conflict and most every social issue, and his hippie stylings color the development of every char [...]

  12. Written in the 80s, this novel by Luke Rhinehart is still a nail biter I found myself looking and finding time to read it I found the characters realistic enough to care about and even though the plot is a bit predictable and why shouldn t it be, it IS apocalyptic, after all Rhinehart still threw in some curves I wasn t expecting It never ocurred to me before that refugees from America wouldn t be accepted or tolerated anywhere in the world It s a terrifying trip with no hope of safety Where wou [...]

  13. Mr Rhinehart is a very good writer I never lost interest in the story Long Voyage Back only rated three stars instead of four because of the eye rolling racist and sexist stereotyping that was present through nearly the whole story Not atypical for books of the time from white male authors, but this really detracted from my enjoyment of the story A minor technical quibble most people were unaware of the effect of EMP on electronics in the early 1980 s, but many devices that would have been knock [...]

  14. TL DR Read this book if you are interested in sailing and survival of a small unlikely group but if you are looking for a likely military story, look elsewhere While the main starting point of the story is a nuclear exchange which rapidly turns into a global war, including all the trimmings like civil wars, starvation, south versus north wars of exclusion and all those horror scenarios often repeated in the 80ies, to me the real story was about a group of people forced to live on the sea, from t [...]

  15. Wow, just, wow Easily one of the worst books I ve ever read Characters that are cardboard cut outs , with zero attempt at character development The author spends most of his book describing the tedious minutiae of sailing a trimaran which had me googling words like daggerboard until I finally said f k it I don t care Actually I ended up saying this about the entire book Don t waste your time.

  16. I liked the book for a few reasons was closer to current times than some of the other books I have read recently I read it at a fast pace There are some memorable quotes in there about running to stand still.The book raised some great questions without being pretentious or preaching to me.

  17. For the sailors out there, check it outset in the seventies this nuke war story is still timely Very realistic, good characters, good details, and movement I think this is exactly how its going to be even now in this century the war scenario is plausible and the stupid president and govt are absolutely on the money no way you ll be unhappy with this book purchase.

  18. Grim and unsparing in descriptions of disease, radiation sickness and starvation after a prolonged nuclear exchange between the Warsaw Pact and NATO in the early 1980 s Not an easy or fun read, but it remains an unsettling reminder of how close we came to the brink of mutual suicide in the waning days of the Cold War.

  19. Although dated as it is set at the height of the Cold War it describes the survival of strangers cast together on the yacht the Vagabond During the story the author s anti nuclear message is clear as the strangers become family while militarism is replaced by pacifism.

  20. An entertaining read I found some of the political and philosophical posturing to be a bit trite Well written action and description I learned a lot of sailing terminology.

  21. Something completely dfferent from what I normally read Capivating and hard to interrupt once you get into it.Thought provoking novel about where mutally ensured destruction could lead.

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