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Towards the end of the book, I felt as though it could easily morph into the city in Delany's 'Dhalgren'. It was a sometimes confusing read if taken in short bursts; remembering the connections, but I was very glad I persevered. I would have liked some more.
This review is really not a review because I haven't read the book, although I'd quite like to, because the Kindle version costs AU$23.99 (Aus$) or US$17.99, which is ridiculous and unrealistic. Sorry, Eric, but I think I'll get the book from the library.
Incredibly hard going and extremely monotonous. For all the tree huggers, it will be a “I told you so” bible! There is a story in there but it takes an age to get at. I doubt my life will be long enough to wade through this treacle.
I wish this book was better, it comes close, but the overwhelming darkness of it makes it difficult to continue reading. The storyline is decent, but I feel it's taken to the gloomy extreme. I always find something in every book I read that is redeeming, and this book is no exception. The story is sound, leaning heavily on global warming as the cause of the coming apocalypse, it was easy for me to picture cause and effect. It's just the unending gloominess, I actually pondered whether to continue reading several times, but another quirk of mine is that I hate leaving a book unread. One other thing. That bothered me. Was the use of short sentences. Lots. Of short sentences.
I found the story disturbing but believable, but I found some of the characters stereotyped and unconvincing, particularly the star trader who floats above the misery and poverty, profiting from the tragedy. I couldn't work out if the writer wanted to make a point about capitalism or discuss the implications of climate change on human life.
Somewhat interesting read. I seriously doubt people would be that oblivious to all the things happening without reacting.Rather disheartening. Seems all the men realize they don’t love their wives. Sexist?