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The Civilizations of the First and Second Man have been destroyed by the products of their own technology. Now the world is emerging from a new dark age into the dawn of the second Middle Ages. Britain is dominated by the Luddite Church and by the doctrine that all machines are evil.Into this strange world comes Kieron, an artist's apprentice who is inflamed by a forbiddenThe Civilizations of the First and Second Man have been destroyed by the products of their own technology. Now the world is emerging from a new dark age into the dawn of the second Middle Ages. Britain is dominated by the Luddite Church and by the doctrine that all machines are evil.Into this strange world comes Kieron, an artist's apprentice who is inflamed by a forbidden dream - to construct a flying machine which will enable man to soar through the air like a bird....

Title : The Cloud Walker
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ISBN : 9780340194782
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 223 Pages
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The Cloud Walker Reviews

  • Andrew
    2019-05-12 06:07

    This book has a special meaning to me - partly because this was one of the first books I read as I started my reading career and partly because it was such a great read. Let me elaborate - the book comes before best sellers and pampering to the masses - this book was writing with the same roots as the day of the triffids or the midwich cuckoos. As you know if you have read of my reviews I try not to give anything away - not because I dont want to - hey I will admit i will read the last page of a book to see who dies and still read it simply to see how it happened. No I dont give stories away as I will admit there are others out there who do better reviews - all I can say is this is a special book to me - the author easy to read and accessible to understand - the story is engaging and i really enjoyed it - I know there are many views on Edmund Cooper and I will not go in to them here but I will say this is one of his finer books and well worth reading

  • John
    2019-05-17 02:45

    1981 grade B+2017 grade BThe first part of the book is vibrant and alive with delightful characters despite the rather odious church ruled society that considers machines heresy. But it all goes bad in the middle of the book and the story becomes dreary and depressing and the writing becomes rather pedantic. It's also rather gross. I pretty much speed read the third quarter of the book and even some of the end. It stays pedantic to the end. but the story becomes more positive in the fourth quarter. It is a vary worthwhile read despite the problems. And the good guys win in many ways.

  • Etola
    2019-05-03 01:50

    Couldn't finish it. Bad pulp tropes, an unlikeable Gary Stu protagonist, sexist and racist cliches, shoddy worldbuilding, and ridiculously purple prose caused this story to crash and burn. Originally started out as so-bad-it's-fun, so I stayed along for the ride long past the point when saner readers would have flung themselves overboard. A product of its time, but unable to rise above its time, despite its lofty premise.

  • Clive Ousley
    2019-05-01 05:57

    I used to live in the location of this novel. It was back in the 1970's and it was great to read such an imaginative novel where I knew the general surroundings. As a then teenager I subsequently read all the authors novels - but loved this one most all.One day a friend said he knew Edmund Cooper's son, who worked at a hospital in Chichester. This friend asked Edmund's son to get his father to sign three of my favorite Cooper books, The Cloud Walker was one of these. Its been a treasured but dilapidated copy ever since.

  • Colin Powell
    2019-05-18 01:05

    Set in Britain of dystopian future. I man dreams of flying and is up against narrow minded leaders of this regressed dystopian world. It is a good story - typical post apocalyptic world story common with Edmund Cooper. A Sci/fi writer that does not get the recognition I believe he deserves.

  • Pierre
    2019-05-09 03:03

    De dagdromer

  • Annette
    2019-05-05 02:08

    Quirky little story that is a fun read

  • Mark
    2019-04-29 00:49

    Juvenile fun. Our hero lives in a luddite/religious world, and rebels, saving the village with mad blimp skillz.

  • Jonny Knowles
    2019-05-08 02:05

    This is a truly excellent adventure!

  • Michael Ward
    2019-04-25 02:58

    I first read this book as a teenager and it is one of Edmund Copper's best books.

  • adrianoates
    2019-05-14 05:14

    Simple tale of a third mankind exploring aviation, finishes with a strong but albeit wishful point.