When the Wind Blows: The bestselling graphic novel for adults from the creator of The Snowman

When the Wind Blows: The bestselling graphic novel for adults from the creator of The Snowman

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Raymond Briggs' now famous bestselling comic cartoon book depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on an elderly couple in his usual humorous yet macabre way.

Title:When the Wind Blows: The bestselling graphic novel for adults from the creator of The Snowman
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140094190
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    When the Wind Blows: The bestselling graphic novel for adults from the creator of The Snowman Reviews

  • Manny

    Global thermonuclear war is a surprisingly amusing subject. This graphic novel isn't quite as funny as Doctor Strangelove, but it has some excellent moments.My favourite bit is near the beginning. Jim...

  • Greta G

    "Aching with love and bitterness, it is meant to break your heart" - Guardian"Whatever your politics this is the most eloquent anti-Bomb statement you are likely to read" - Daily Mail"Armageddon comes...

  • Dave Schaafsma

    A 1982 graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, also known for The wordless picture book The Snowman. Many of his works are wryly amusing, featuring versions of his own parents. Here, Jim and Hilda Bloggs are...

  • Tisha

    This is not some regular kids' comic book. The issue highlighted here is pretty intense. It’s a story of an elderly couple who builds up a fallout shelter in order to be safe during the upcoming nuc...

  • Ivonne Rovira

    For those who are too young to remember the 1980s, it was a decade of utterly foolish magical thinking about nuclear annihilation, an era in which governments in both the United States and the United ...

  • trishtrash

    This is possibly the most disturbing book I've ever picked up. The format alone, jarring with the subject matter, sets ones teeth on edge... there's something wholly discomfiting about the illustrated...

  • Petra hugged a guy who got Covid next day. Oh dear

    The coming nuclear war as a cartoon. Black humour and advice on how to use duct tape (of course, isn't duct tape used for everything?) and plastic bags to protect yourself.I don't think its a spoiler ...

  • Roger Francis

    This is one of the saddest stories I've ever read. It was written at a time when governments believed a nuclear attack was a real possibility. In fact, the public had received leaflets through the doo...

  • Oblomov

    Year of New AuthorsIn an alternative history, the UK is struck by a devastating nuclear attack. Cities and communication systems are destroyed, roads melted, the earth and air poisoned and ravaged. Al...

  • Himanshu Karmacharya

    I am at a loss for words. This book has emotionally devastated me. Beautifully depicting the horrors of war and nuclear weapons, with its contrasting black humor, this book is a must read....