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The Age of Miracles

SUMMARY The Age of Miracles î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles is a luminous haunting and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world “It still amazes me how little we really knew Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had. I loved this book I read it in one 24 hour period Great example of soft sci fifabulist fiction It s like a cross between Alice Sebold s book The Lovely Bones and Lars Van Trier s film Melancholia In some ways I also thought about Diary of Anne Frank A young girl faces a possible apocalypse in MIRACLES It s YA dystopia but charming and whimsical than say The Hunger Games Ultimately it is a book that celebrates life with one hand as it erases life with the otherThe language of the book is poetic and intoxicating The conseuences of the slowing earth are imagined in rich and provocative detail I m a very picky reader and many unfinished books lie around my house but this one satisfied me I was less taken with the second book The Dreamers The review is also on Goodreads The YA heroine in Miracles was someone I could relate to and root for the plot had just enough twists the concept hooked me and was well executedSPOILER ALERT I did think the author cheated just a bit here and there It s a brilliant cheat There are times the hero Julia says things like That was the last time I EVER ate strawberries Or I NEVER saw so and so again That kind of language hints that she might die at the end or that the world ends in the last chapter In fact the character and the world still go on by the novel s end albeit precariously I think the honest phrasing would have been That was the last time I ate strawberries this spring Because as long as the earth spins and she is alive she can t truly know that she will NEVER eat strawberries again Even if strawberries become extinct technically she can not know that by some twist of fate she won t eat them again It s a small thing and I think the author was very clever to use this sleight of hand It made me think that the girl or the world were going away It s a book I will think of for some time As a writer myself of speculative trippy fiction I am in the process of analyzing the many things this book did right I love speculative fiction like this If you do too you might check out my novel THE PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL which was a Top 3 finalist in the Breakthrough Novel Awards It s about a human embryo that s allowed to preview the world before deciding whether to be born In the fascinating and engaging near future world of this novelProspect s strong innocent voice carries the novel as it ranges from touching to satirical in its exploration of the nature of humanity Publishers Weeklyhttpsamznto2l2a8sW Or check out my second novel THE HOPE STORE which I m also recording in my voice as an audiobook Coming soon It s about the first store in the world to sell hope over the counter and the controversies that ensue The perfect novel for these hope challenging times we are living through This book got me named an Author to Watch by Best Indie Book Awards Set in a Chicago of the future the story opens with Jada Upshaw an amazing multi dimensional character I found the book cerebral sexy and thought provoking as all Okita s work is Best in Fantasy blog Connie J Jaspersonhttpamznto2wzZm5c Thanks to the many goodreads folks who have liked this review wwwDwightOkitacom Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an Lost Souls utterly altered world “It still amazes me how little we really knew Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had. I loved this book I read it in one 24 hour period Great example of soft sci fifabulist fiction It s like a cross between Alice Sebold s book The Lovely Bones and Lars Van Trier s film Melancholia In some ways I also thought about Diary of Anne Frank A young girl faces a possible apocalypse in MIRACLES It s YA dystopia but charming and whimsical than say The Hunger Games Ultimately it is a book that celebrates life with one hand as it erases life with the otherThe language of the book is poetic and intoxicating The conseuences of the slowing earth are imagined in rich and provocative detail I m a very picky reader and many Swamp Foetus unfinished books lie around my house but this one satisfied me I was less taken with the second book The Dreamers The review is also on Goodreads The YA heroine in Miracles was someone I could relate to and root for the plot had just enough twists the concept hooked me and was well executedSPOILER ALERT I did think the author cheated just a bit here and there It s a brilliant cheat There are times the hero Julia says things like That was the last time I EVER ate strawberries Or I NEVER saw so and so again That kind of language hints that she might die at the end or that the world ends in the last chapter In fact the character and the world still go on by the novel s end albeit precariously I think the honest phrasing would have been That was the last time I ate strawberries this spring Because as long as the earth spins and she is alive she can t truly know that she will NEVER eat strawberries again Even if strawberries become extinct technically she can not know that by some twist of fate she won t eat them again It s a small thing and I think the author was very clever to Shadows use this sleight of hand It made me think that the girl or the world were going away It s a book I will think of for some time As a writer myself of speculative trippy fiction I am in the process of analyzing the many things this book did right I love speculative fiction like this If you do too you might check out my novel THE PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL which was a Top 3 finalist in the Breakthrough Novel Awards It s about a human embryo that s allowed to preview the world before deciding whether to be born In the fascinating and engaging near future world of this novelProspect s strong innocent voice carries the novel as it ranges from touching to satirical in its exploration of the nature of humanity Publishers Weeklyhttpsamznto2l2a8sW Or check out my second novel THE HOPE STORE which I m also recording in my voice as an audiobook Coming soon It s about the first store in the world to sell hope over the counter and the controversies that ensue The perfect novel for these hope challenging times we are living through This book got me named an Author to Watch by Best Indie Book Awards Set in a Chicago of the future the story opens with Jada Upshaw an amazing multi dimensional character I found the book cerebral sexy and thought provoking as all Okita s work is Best in Fantasy blog Connie J Jaspersonhttpamznto2wzZm5c Thanks to the many goodreads folks who have liked this review wwwDwightOkitacom

SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker

SUMMARY The Age of Miracles î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Es to navigate an ever shifting landscape Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life the fissures in her parents’ marriage the loss of old friends the hopeful anguish of first love the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who convinced of a government conspiracy spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions As Julia adjusts to the new normal the slowing inexorably continues. I loved The Dreamers so decided to read the author s backlist book While the apocalyptic theme is similar the execution is very different The earth s rotation has slowed and the lengthening days and nights affects everything from gravity crops tides and animals to human behavior Julia a 12 year old is the narrator and she must deal with a very altered uncertain world and future while also navigating the challenges of life as a tween I don t typically enjoy child narrators but Julia stole my heart and I was very taken with her The author writes beautifully with a uiet thoughtful prose that appeals to me It probably won t satisfy a fan who reads only apocalyptic and sci fi but I d recommend it for those who enjoy literary fiction coming of age novels that offers something just a little different Darkness Before Dawn uncertain world and future while also navigating the challenges of life as a tween I don t typically enjoy child narrators but Julia stole my heart and I was very taken with her The author writes beautifully with a Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress uiet thoughtful prose that appeals to me It probably won t satisfy a fan who reads only apocalyptic and sci fi but I d recommend it for those who enjoy literary fiction coming of age novels that offers something just a little different

Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY

SUMMARY The Age of Miracles î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Nothing at all to do with the slowing It’s possible I guess But I doubt it I doubt it very much”On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb Julia and her family awake to discover along with the rest of the world that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow The days and nights grow longer and longer gravity is affected the environment is thrown into disarray Yet as she struggl. Really enjoyed this book The characters were believable and yes the slowing of the earth was believable too One can only imagine the horrors of this happening for real but the thing is you CAN see the possibility of this scenario You really get to feel how scary it would be Well written would definitely recommend

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Age of Miracles
  • Karen Thompson Walker
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9780812992977

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  1. says: Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles

    SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] I loved this book I read it in one 24 hour period Great example of soft sci fifabulist fiction It's like a cross between Alice Sebold'

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    SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] 25This is yet another rating I really struggled with because though I can't say I really enjoyed it the novel is beautifully written in a very evocative way that makes you want to write down a uote every few pages But it comes back to that whole writing vs story matter that has stopped me from giving many prettily worded books a high ratingThe dystopian aspect of The Age of Miracles creeps in slowly and in a m

  3. says: Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles]

    CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker Growing from pre to teen is tough enough but when the entire planet slows down it makes the transition a whole lot

  4. says: CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker

    CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] Starts off well but uickly fizzles into a pretty benign coming of age story Also while I'm not necessarily a stickler for hard science in my sci fi it seemed like the author was too lazy to research the actual effects of the Earth slowing and just ignores the basic laws of the physical sciences So much so that it really did take away from the story The whole apocalypse angle was incidental and unnecessary to the plot A bland story all dre

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    PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] First great five star read this year I have seen this book gets mixed reviews but I just loved it I really like the style o

  6. says: PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker

    CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker Really enjoyed this book The characters were believable and yes the slowing of the earth was believable too One can only imagine the horrors of this happening for real but the thing is you CAN see the possibility of this scenario You really get to feel how scary it would be Well written would definitely recommend

  7. says: PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles

    PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] I loved The Dreamers so decided to read the author’s backlist book While the apocalyptic theme is similar the execution is very different The earth’s rotation has slowed and the lengthening days and nights affects everything from gravity crops tides and animals to human behavior Julia a 12 year old is the narrator and she must deal with a very altered uncertain world and future while also navigating the challenges

  8. says: CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles Karen Thompson Walker ☆ 6 SUMMARY SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker

    PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] Really disappointed and glad I read her sopho novel first While I was intrigued with the premise and kept reading to see where it was going it never really went anywhere A very melancholy story that failed to ever capture my

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    CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker Most books I read a book serve as a form of escapism a little welcome holiday from life But some books get inside your head altering how you

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    PDF FREE [The Age of Miracles] SUMMARY ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Karen Thompson Walker CHARACTERS The Age of Miracles I think I am exactly the wrong audience for this book I read a lot of science fiction see and this book is very much trying to do science fiction without the science fiction And so my inclination is to want the book to explore at least some of the science behind what's going on and the steadfast half refusal to do so is irritatingNote The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Goodreads polic

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