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George Carpozi
Pinnacle Books; First Edition edition (June 12, 1979)
372 pages
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George Carpozi, Jr. was an American journalist, biographer and non-fiction author. He worked as a journalist for more than fifty years.

George Carpozi, Jr. He wrote more than 80 books covering politics, crime, current events and showbusiness biographies. Books by George Carpozi Jr. Mor. rivia About Sunstrike.

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George Carpozi covered most of these stories. In one, he was instrumental in proving the identity of a mysterious "Englishman. He reveals that Red spy networks still operate in the . despite the FBI's yeoman work

George Carpozi covered most of these stories. despite the FBI's yeoman work. He analyzes the personality types who take money to spy on their own country. He unravels some of the tight fabric of Red spying-a pattern more intricate than in any Mafia family. It all adds up to a shocker, more genuinely exciting than a spy thriller. And a jolting reminder that the Cold War is still hot.

Published September 1, 1978 by Pinnacle Books.

George Carpozi Jr. (November 25, 1920 – May 14, 2000) was an American journalist, biographer and non-fiction author. He was educated at James Monroe High School, New York University and Dartmouth College

George Carpozi Jr. He was educated at James Monroe High School, New York University and Dartmouth College. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1943 until 1946. In 1943 while at NYU he was the lead-off in the 2-mile relay team that won National AAU event and team championship at Madison Square Garden.

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  • misery
The only memorable character in "Sunstrike" is a famed Physicist who (as I read it) looked and sounded a lot like Dr. Zarkov from the original "Flash Gordon" serials - a true-blue mad scientist who's only made less mad by his un-real surroundings. The scientist, apparently respected around the world, has a hidden agenda that's apparent to readers immediately, even if it misses the brilliant scientists and students he spends time with - another example of technothrillers populated by characters who are geniuses without having to be all that smart. Under the pretext of inventing a new plastic that shields astronauts from deadly cosmic rays, he plunges the world into a new ice-age. In the mean time, a class of his brightest students is kept safe (and oblivious from the frosty apocalypse above) in a mountain shelter as part of what they think is an experiment, but what is obviously part of the Doctor's plan to repopulate Earth with their descendants. Feeling the time right, the Doctor commandeers a prototype spaceship and sets off to start a new ice age. Enwrapped by sheaths of the Doctor's plastic placed in orbit, Earth turns into a huge snowball, with civilization freezing to death. Knowing that the growing catastrophe has something to do with the Doctor (both he and the one-of-a-kind spaceship go missing at the same time) scientists on Earth seem hard-pressed to determine just what the problem is. Can they pierce the secret in time?

Just about every page of "Sunstrike" begs you to stop reading - consign it to a dustbin. We're supposed to fear for the safety of the world, but the Earth of this novel already seems to have suffered a mass-extinction of real characters. Also, despite the premise, there's no real plot - much of the stuff here just happens. Rather than create any real challenges, the author just greases the wheels - the spaceship can land and launch like an airplane, has nearly unlimited fuel and its computers allow it to be flown by anybody (I recall the author using a monkey as the example). The Villain fools his brilliant colleagues, but luckily for us - and true to mad-scientist form - documents the entire plan and leaves it in a safety-deposit box. The logic of this fits the rest of the book - the scientist conveniently blabbing about a plan he presumably knows about, and leaving it where only he knows (not counting on the memory of a bank employee) is just one of many leaps that you'll be asked to make before finishing this book. Another knit-pick is the setting - it's Earth, not quite futurstic, but not present-day either. The author tosses in celebrity names to give the thing a sense of verimilitude that seems quaint nearly 30 years later (Mondale is president). In short, give yourself a dose of Coppertone, and toss this tome to the shade...
  • Wilalmaine
This book appears to have been written by someone with no understanding of the rudiments of modern science. Most of the primary scientific ideas introduced to move the plot along are preposterous.

The author is incapable of consistent characterization. I've met Barbie dolls with deeper personalities. The story overflows with minutiae in an attempt to create a feasible world, but most are irrelevant, and none give rise to a McGuffin. His use of real-life political figures and television news broadcasters does nothing to give a sense of greater reality to the plot, merely seeming gratuitous.

This book is subtitled, "The Terrifying New Disaster Novel," which is correct on all counts, so it qualifies it for one star, simply for truth in advertising.

The only editing that would have sufficed to improve this misguided attempt at literature would have been the judicious application of a can of lighter fluid.
  • Hunaya
I read this book a number of years ago, and I could-not-finish-it.
Aside from all the other failings, discussed in the other reviews, this writer had not a clue about sentence construction. Among other things there was a sentence so awkwardly written that it had a man pulling a sly smile out of his sport coat. (I am not kidding, wish I could remember the exact non-construction of that sentence.)
This is an epic stinker.