Chernobyl

HBO’s picked another winner in Chernobyl, a fic-doc I suppose you could call it. Many of the details are real while the overall story is fiction.

The death of a young fireman ordered to fight the reactor fire is particularly poignant, his radiation exposure so intense that it literally is eating away his face. And his young wife steadfastly holds her lover’s hand. His highly radioactive dead body must be buried in concrete.

Of course you know the story, but you don’t. Not the lies of the Socialist dictatorship or the heroism of the ordinary people and their ultimate despair.

A good alternative to watching the show is a new book on the subject I’m liking so far.

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