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2042:The Great Cataclysm [Kindle Edition]

Melisande Mason
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Revised Edition. In the year 2042 as the poles melt due to climate change, dykes and barricades have been constructed around huge cities to hold back rising seas. Australian oceanographer Nick Torrens working for the US government finds a massive new fault line in Pacific Ocean. These tectonic plates are about to subduct causing a global chain reaction of undersea earthquakes. A nuclear dump in the Bering sea threatens to escalate the disaster by creating huge underwater explosions, triggering the eruption of dormant volcanoes in the region, leading to the destruction of the North Pole. New islands rise from the seabed displacing the oceans creating huge tsunami and unprecedented sea levels that no amount of dykes can hold back.

International press bans for seven days are ordered to allow governments to prepare evacuation plans before major panic begins. The CIA tries to prevent Nick from releasing the news prematurely. It’s a race against time as Nick escapes the CIA and has only a few days to return to Australia before all international flights are grounded. He joins his family and they are forced to experience the event when they are trapped by looters in a skyscraper on the oceanfront as massive tidal waves approach. The devastation is total and climates are changed as the earth tilts on it’s axis and people struggle to survive.
Author's note:
Sometimes improper or dialectic spellings are intentionally used by the author. These are not considered errors. Common examples would include character dialogue. Spelling differences which occur between US and British English are not considered errors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 538 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Melisande R Mason; 1 edition (4 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AX0034K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,618 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Far fetched 18 May 2013
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This is so far fetched that its laughable. The writing style is not to my taste , far too many adjectives. Also many typos that need attending to.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 18 May 2013
By LMC
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This looked good on the review but ended up leaving a disappointed reader rather fed up. Numerous spelling mistakes (not just those referred to in the author's note), things which should be plural weren't and in at least two places, the incorrect character's name was used. This was particularly noticeable after a character had died!!
I did wonder quite quickly whether an editor had seen this book at all? Some parts early on read like a tacky romantic novel with lots of moustache stroking and a gratuitous sex scene.
It's a shame as the story could make a good disaster movie. Maybe that's what this actually is, someone's declined film pitch turned into a novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 2012 meets The Day After Tomorrow? 2 May 2013
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Rising sea levels and climate change are by no means new subjects in the world of Apocalyptic writing and I am afraid this Author's take on a well trodden path did not particularly inspire me.
The story itself was not bad but the book would benefit from better proof reading and the loss of about a third of its length which, in my opinion, could be achieved by the removal of background clutter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good plot but the prose lacks flow 25 April 2013
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The premise behind the story is really good, but because the descriptions around the story lack depth and the writing lacks a quality to enable it to flow, I've struggled to continue reading it.

A review and partial rewrite would help this book achieve higher ratings!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not well written 14 April 2013
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Sorry but I couldn't get very far into this book. It claims to have been revised but the long, convoluted sentences and poor grammar made it difficult to read.

By poor grammar, I mean (for example) the use of "it's" where it should have been "its", also mixing up "their" with "they're", and a multitude of misplaced commas. Very annoying and distracting.

I particularly did not like the attempt to reproduce copious volumes of authentic dialect - it was overdone, exaggerated and often unnecessary, spoiling the flow as it required so much concentration.

I suggest that the author reads 'Eats Shoots and Leaves' by Lynn Truss to improve written grammar.

All I will say on the story is that it has potential but is poorly executed.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 14 April 2013
By edengp
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I agree the end was a bit rushed but not to the books detriment. I would recommend it to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Cataclism 28 April 2014
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Well written with good character development. Kept building to the climax of the plot. I was hooked until the end.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mbknees 1 Nov 2013
By mbknees
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Bit drawn out but nevertheless quite a good read for the sci-fi reader. Is this another warning of global warming/cooling. Scientists don't seem to be able to make up their minds.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intresting story line
This was a different twist on all "the world is heading for a diasater book" that is around at the moment. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars A STRANGELY REALISTIC READ
After I finished this I found myself thinking that nothing in it was unrealistic. 2042 will look rather different to 2013 but there's a hint of what to expect right now..... Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit different
Quite an interesting story line, a bit like 'The Day After Tomorrow' but with some new technology. The characters were engaging enough and I liked the Australian setting for some... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Noname
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor - don't bother with this one.
This is the worst book I have read in the past 20 years.

There are countless grammatical errors. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Well paced
An excellent plot unfolds in this story. I've read a few 'end times' books but this, so far, is my favourite. The world is about to be flooded by terrible tsunamis. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Radiojock
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
An enjoyable read which keeps you wanting to know what happens next. Sadly was let down by poor kindle formatting and terrible editing, plenty of spelling/grammar mistakes (which I... Read more
Published 13 months ago by bexm
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Thought provoking story of what our future could hold. Didn't want to put the book down after reading the first few chapters.
Published 13 months ago by Mr R Morse
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting take on a Future.
The baseline for the story is well thought out as are the implications, but I would have wished for more of the rest of the world included in resulting disaster and a follow on of... Read more
Published 13 months ago by David Farren
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many errors!
The basic story, as a piece of science fiction is ok but the depth of the story and the characterisations are too patchy. Read more
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