- Paperback: 172 pages
- Publisher: Deadly Niche Press (22 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1620160064
- ISBN-13: 978-1620160060
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,999,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Polar City Red - A Novel Paperback – 22 Apr 2012
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A refugee family fleeing North stumble across a survivalist community in a part-futuristic part-scrap polar city of geodesic domes and old truck trailers.The main protaganist, Carson, is tagged as a future city leader and subsequently made privy to the secret tunnel network from Denmark to the USA and throughout the US, dug since the 1950s by nuclear powered tunnelling machines called Subterrenes. A quasi-autonomous helicopter squadron hides in the mountain beside Polar City Red, allowing a brief and pointless super-violent excursion to a nearby scavenger campt to retrieve some stolen women.
At the end Carson helps blow up some methane in a scientifically implausible scenario where the author makes it clear that he can't tell the difference between methane, CO2 and permafrost.
Doesn't make a lot of sense? That's right it doesn't. I really wanted to enjoy this . . . well-written novels about climate change are rare. Sadly Polar City Red does not add to their number.
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Interesting concept and good character development but some of the plot lines seemed somewhat unlikely, a bit too much of a stretch for a comfortable suspension of belief for me. Last half of the book in particular wasn't nearly as tightly written, seemed to go too many new/different directions.
My biggest problem with this was the very odd "Russian accent" written for one of the major characters, which seemed extreme as well as inaccurate. It was definitely a jarring note in the dialog for me.