It S The Rd Century And At Age Your Life Is Over Logan Has Been Trained To Kill, Born And Bred From Conception To Be The Best Of The Best But His Time Is Short And Before His Life Ends He S Got One Final Mission Find And Destroy Sanctuary, A Fabled Haven For Those Who Choose To Defy The System But When Logan Meets And Falls In Love With Jessica, He Begins To Question The Very System He Swore To Protect And Soon They Re Both Running For Their Lives When Last Day Comes, Will You Lie Down And Dieor Run

8 thoughts on “Logan's Run

  1. M. Dowden M. Dowden says:

    William F Nolan and George Clayton Johnson s novel spawned the cult classic film of the same name and has been watched and loved by many over the years I have always wanted to read the original novel and at last now I have There are of course differences between this and the film.It is the future but the world has changed into a dystopian nightmare When the population was still expanding and food resources were getting smaller changes were made in policies, but this led to discontent and a rebellion The leader of this, a sixteen year old charismatic changed the lives of all, as the older people were slowly executed and a lifespan of twenty one years was imposed on everyone.For Logan, whose time is running out he is looking for the mythical Sanctuary As what is known as a Sandman, a person employed to kill those who try to escape their allotted time he has heard the rumours, and also about Ballard, a man who has supposedly lived twice as long as anyone else With Jessica, a runner, a girl who wants to carry on living the two are trying to find Sanctuary But does this place really exist, and what are Logan s ultimate goals We find out here the history that has made the world into the dystopian place that it is, the technology that keeps things running, the drug usage and sex of the young as they rule, and the inherent violence and hedonism that is bred in such a society In all this is a fast paced book full of thrills and spills and is ideal for those who love the film but want to know the original story, and those who love dystopian society based tales With plenty of action and adventure we enter a world that is like ours but frighteningly different in certain ways A great piece of escapism we follow the cat and mouse game that is played out here.

  2. Lynda Stevens Lynda Stevens says:

    The jacket on this copy shows the two actors from the later full length film based on this novel, but the film in fact is not really all that faithful to the original.The original Logan s Run only a novella by today s bloated standards was written in 1967, a time of considerable social unrest, especially among students, for example This book takes things that much further Somehow globally, the old and middle aged are ousted and euthanasia becomes mandatory in specially designated sleep shops the minute each citizen reaches their sell by date, shown by the crystal embedded in their palm going black, as they reach 21 This is rather different from the 30th birthday threshold depicted in the film, and where these 30 year olds meet public, violent deaths dressed us as renewal Needless to say, this rationale for how such a short life span is accepted worldwide is scarcely credible and the film does far better, by making the tale post acocalyptic and having its citizens live in hermetic domes, where presumably resources are extremely limited.That apart, this original tale does read better than I expected, with a poetic and sparse turn of phrase that can be refreshing the fast paced aventures of Logan and Jessica all take place within the 24 hours it takes for Logan s crystal to start bleeping Last Day to turning totally black.Logan, as a sandman whose job it is to track and kill runners , who naturally don t want to die, is scarcely a sympathatic character to begin with and does not hit it off with the heroine, Jessica, straight away for many good reasons One important theme of the book, as it is in the film, is about recognising the need to question accepted norms of behaviour, as the hunter becomes the hunted.On the face of it, this is just a silly adventure tale with a flimsy plot, but judging from the various sequels and remakes, there is something here that has allowed Logan S Run in its various incarnations to become a cult classic What could this be One possibility is that this story deals with the recognition that for most of us, Last Day could arrive sooner than expected, along with the reckoning that may accompany this and that it is perhaps not a good idea to take any prevailing world view too much on trust.This is an entertaining and enjoyable read, though there are probably novels that can explore the themes discussed here in quie a bit depth.

  3. Peter read Peter read says:

    This book is an excellent read I enjoyed it very much

  4. jason owen jason owen says:

    Really enjoying the book as I ve read some of Nolan s short stories, though I never knew he d wrote this It s a dystopian novel, though of a lesser rank than writers like Orwell, Wells, Huxley et al, but it s a pacy little read none the less, and very enjoyable Hope you enjoy it too.

  5. luikriako luikriako says:

    Great 70s sci fi film May look old fashioned today.

  6. Reddy Reddy says:

    Not the best fiction or fiction writing but interesting to read as the basis of the film.

  7. Elly Elly says:

    Great to read the book and see the differences from the movie

  8. Customer Customer says:

    loved it brilliant stuff