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The Mountains

Stewart Edward White

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .There is here to be learned a certain knot. In case of trouble you can reach from your saddle and jerk the whole thing free by a single pull on a loose end.

All is now ready. You take a last look around to see that nothing has been left. One of the horsemen starts on ahead. The pack-horses swing in behind. We soon accustomed ours to recognize the whistling of "Boots and Saddles" as a signal for the advance. Another horseman brings up the rear. The day's journey has begun.

To one used to pleasure-riding the affair seems almost too deliberate. The leader plods steadily, stopping from time to time to rest on the steep slopes. The others string out in a leisurely procession. It does no good to hurry. The horses will of their own accord stay in sight of one another, and constant nagging to keep the rear closed up only worries them without accomplishing any valuable result. In going uphill especially, let the train take its time. Each animal i. . . Read More

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The white mountains (The Tripods #1), John Christopher
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ششم ماه سپتامبر سال 1999 میلادی
عنوان: کوههای سفید، از مجموعه چهارگانه های جان کریستوفر؛ نوشته: جان کریستوفر؛ مترجم: ثریا کاظمی؛ چاپ نخست، تهران، کانون پرورش فکری کودکان و نوجوانان، 1349؛ در 208 ص؛
عنوان: کوههای سفید، از مجم...more

This is a little embarrassing to admit, but I've been reading a lot of YA fantasy/SF novels aloud to my husband while he paints his new 40k army. I guess if you're going to dork out and regress, it might as well be all the way. So I pulled this novel out of the vaults--my fifth grade English teac...more

One of the best Young Adult authors ever, John Christopher, kicks of his masterwork trilogy with this book about a retro-future in which the world has been colonized by Tripods. Three boys, before undergoing the coming-of-age transformations of Capping Day (incidentally, this has to be the namesa...more

After being immensely impressed by The Death of Grass by John Christopher, I decided to start his "Tripods" series right away.

Although the primary target for this series are the readers in the young-adult category, it is so unlike today's young-adult books where the post-apocalyptic/dystopian sc...more

A splendidly written science fiction yarn aimed at the lads and lasses but with enough clever going for it to appeal to older more seasoned readers as well. This is the second novel by John Christopher that I've had the pleasure of consuming and this gent certainly has the prose chops to spin a r...more

تاب اول از سه گانه سه پایه ها :
1. کوهای سفید
2. شهر طلا وسرب
3. برکه آتش
4. وقتی سه پایه به زمین آمدند
کوههای سفید اولین کتاب از سه گانه ی مشهور جان کریستوفر نویسنده علمی تخیلی نویس است.شهر طلا و سرب و برکه آتش دو جلد دیگر این مجموعه اند.
بعدها جان کریستوفر کتابی با عنوان وقتی سه پایه ها به زمین آمدند...more

John Christopher’s influential and fun as a zombie-at-a-Mensa-party 1967 novel is a fantastic YA success.

Telling the post-apocalyptic story of a 13 year old in a world where alien tripod monsters (reminiscent of HG Wells The War of the Worlds creatures) control every aspect of human culture and k...more

I read this book when I was about 10, but there's a moment near the beginning that's really stayed with me. It's one of those stories where Earth has been enslaved by alien overlords. There are, however, a few bright points in their miserable existences, and one of these is the annual games, wher...more

This young adult dystopian science fiction novel (the first of a trilogy, followed by a prequel) is considered to be a classic, and it's easy to see why. The Tripods (machines? living beings? robots gone wrong? aliens from another world?) rule over the post-apocalyptic Earth, keeping humans in th...more

Tripods are cool, imagine these fearsome engines stomping around your neighborhood. They are not very practical though are they? Three legs don’t seem to be a very stable locomotive arrangement. The aliens came from light years away can they not spring for some aircrafts or something on wheels? A...more

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