4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
As he writes in the book a child need optimism to face the future and the girl who challenges her scientist father not to take it away from her is fully correct.
Optimism is not the same as blind optimism though, and that is what is presented here in many ways. Mankind can fix everything still, in my view that option stopped when we exterminated the neanderthals, they are never coming back and what we did can not be undone. This is a fact we should face straight on as mankind pushes somewhere between 3 and 300 species into the abyss each day. Atonement don't seem to be part of the vocabulary of this book but it is of mine and a strong driver for me to do as much as I can do to… Read more
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
jesus christ what patriotic bs, intermixed with lets loose all environmental regulations and burn all the oil, gas and coal there is on the planet, mother nature can take it so there will not be any consequences
clancy should have stopped writing after without remorse, his last decent book
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Character as usually well written and intersting.
Societys response to this kind of catastrophe, basically muddle through, not plausible and makes the read less good as it irritates me. What would society do, at minimum, if something like this occurs?
1. Martial law throughout the land for the duration
2. Nationalize important businesses and industries for the duration
3. Slaughter all meat animals except a minimum requirement for breeding, the meat can be preserved for a long time as well as the grain the animals won't eat and it will feed a lot of more people this way
4. Rationing of basically everything
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