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A interesting premise, but so gloomy and depressing!,
This review is from: The Age of Miracles (Paperback)
In reading previous reviews, it seems that this book has been adopted by sic-fi addicts, which I'm clearly not, and didn't realise when I purchased it - so my comments should be taken in this context...........I read this book quickly, and at the time thought it was because it was so riveting - which in a way it is - but having finished it, I realised it was because I was hoping for some sort of cheerful uplift at the end. I even hoped that the narrator and Seth Moreno might somehow triumph, if only getting together to combat their loneliness. They do - but only for it to end tragically. However, the book is just so gloomy and dystopic. There is an exploration of the cruelty of young girls one to another at school, which is insightful and beyond that, an description of what the environment and life on earth would be like with altered daylight and nighttimes. A week after reading it, I can honestly say that I took nothing away from this novel that is memorable apart from the poignant line 'we were here'.
The book arouses the reader's curiosity. 'Feelgood' it certainly isn't.