(PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker


  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Age of Miracles
  • Karen Thompson Walker
  • English
  • 23 May 2018
  • 9780812992977

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review The Age of Miracles 103 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. 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 see your own life even as you are reading them Changing your perspective on the real worldThe Age of Miracles is one of those books The Da Vinci COde had a little of the same effect I never looked at his paintings in the same way again But the Age of Miracles did it better Without spoiling anything I can say that the book begins with the mass realisation that the earth s spin is slowing down The phenomenon is termed The Slowing I read the book in half a week and found myself nervously watching the skies than once over those few days Was it me or was the sunsetting very late Did the moon look particularly orange and large or did it always look like that at this time of year HmmmmThe premise behind the book is fantastic A uarter of the way through I was sure this would be a 5 star rating only my second for a novel on Goodreads The writing is great The main character being an 11 year old girl is the perfect heroine insofar as the writer can never get TOO scientific which suits the reader There is enough science here to deal with but it never gets annoyingly complicatedBut I had one major gripe with the book A third of the way through I was waiting for the main plot to start Two thirds of the way through I was still waiting And at the end it became apparent that there was to be no main story line apart from The Slowing and how it effected everyone and everything over the course of a year More of a memoir than a novelNow perhaps this was what the author intended Maybe she thought that The Slowing was story enough in itself And maybe she was right I still was excited to get back to the book every night and I enjoyed almost every part of it But there was the odd time where I felt a little patronised for example the effect on the tides was repeatedly explained as if the reader mightn t have grasped it the first time and most chapters began with a discription of some new effect The Slowing was having all of which was interesting but became a little repetitive Had there been another narrative a main storyline running through the book I think The Miracle of Ages would have been a 5 star ratingBut even as it is I would highly recommend it especially to anyone with an interest in science or the environment A great read The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections 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 see your own life even as you are Gunnin' For Love reading them Changing your perspective on the MIA Hunter real worldThe Age of Miracles is one of those books The Da Vinci COde had a little of the same effect I never looked at his paintings in the same way again But the Age of Miracles did it better Without spoiling anything I can say that the book begins with the mass Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid realisation that the earth s spin is slowing down The phenomenon is termed The Slowing I Magic and Mayhem read the book in half a week and found myself nervously watching the skies than once over those few days Was it me or was the sunsetting very late Did the moon look particularly orange and large or did it always look like that at this time of year HmmmmThe premise behind the book is fantastic A uarter of the way through I was sure this would be a 5 star Good bye rating only my second for a novel on Goodreads The writing is great The main character being an 11 year old girl is the perfect heroine insofar as the writer can never get TOO scientific which suits the The Black Seminoles History of a Freedom Seeking People reader There is enough science here to deal with but it never gets annoyingly complicatedBut I had one major gripe with the book A third of the way through I was waiting for the main plot to start Two thirds of the way through I was still waiting And at the end it became apparent that there was to be no main story line apart from The Slowing and how it effected everyone and everything over the course of a year More of a memoir than a novelNow perhaps this was what the author intended Maybe she thought that The Slowing was story enough in itself And maybe she was Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original right I still was excited to get back to the book every night and I enjoyed almost every part of it But there was the odd time where I felt a little patronised for example the effect on the tides was Greek to Me Learning New Testament Greek Through Memory Visualization repeatedly explained as if the Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original reader mightn t have grasped it the first time and most chapters began with a discription of some new effect The Slowing was having all of which was interesting but became a little Airliners in Flight A Gallery of Air To Air Photography repetitive Had there been another narrative a main storyline Anglo Saxon Paganism ratingBut even as it is I would highly The Ghostly Lover recommend it especially to anyone with an interest in science or the environment A great Cuckold Diaper Slave read

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review The Age of Miracles 103 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. Growing from pre to teen is tough enough but when the entire planet slows down it makes the transition a whole lot tougher Julia is a charming every girl living an average life in southern California Her coming of age joins with a slow apocalypse vision in a merging of genresThe ARE volume I read includes no explanation for why the earth s rotation suddenly begins slowing Unless of course I am an older blinder coot that I realized and just missed it I have read that the cause was supposed to have been a large earthuake but it is possible that that was edited out Karen Thompson Walker image from Paper BlogIn any case we have parallel story lines here One is Julia coming of age and other is the earth maybe coming to its end The two interact as we would expect they might In any coming of age particular of an American middle class girl there are a host of items one would expect a checklist of concerns that might be in any bildungsroman Social anxiety feeling like an outsider attraction to a boy problems with friends having to cope with obnoxious peers concern about physical development concern about physical appearance including exposure beginning to see flaws in parents beginning to appreciate complexities of the world Check check check check and so on There is not much in the arc of Julia s experience of growing that stands out here It is clearly the external events that make this than yet another tale of growing up The event is called the slowing Unfortunately it reuires a large act of faith to accept the premise but let s make the assumption just for now If the earth were to begin spinning at a reduced rate how might this manifest It is here that the strength of the story lies The details Walker offers are fascinating and include many symptoms that might not feel all that newsworthy I would not be surprised if Walker had scoured the news for oddities to include here Changes in the earth s electromagnetic field are significant exposure to prolonged periods of both light and dark have catastrophic effects on plant life Birds plunge from the sky for no obvious reason gravity itself increases I liked how she projected a likely separation of people into two camps those who stayed with life based on a 24 hour clock regardless of light and dark clock timers and another group that attempted to adjust themselves to the light and dark cycles that the slowing earth offered real timers It was clear that a lot of thought went into the cascading reactions of earth s biomes and its people to the change Most of it made sense Some did notEven were the earth to slow down one would expect the rate of slowing to be fairly constant In Walker s vision the rate of change varies from day to day and even the direction of the change fluctuates I wonder if this is actually possible for an earth sized planet I would be interested to know what her source was for this possibility I came across one particular item that was bothersome beyond thatI wanted to think that somewhere on the other end of time a hundred light years from then someone else some distant future creature might be looking back at a preserved image of me and my father at that very moment in my bedroomReally did the author never hear of Star Wars in which Han Solo incorrectly uses the word parsecs as a measure of time when it is really a measure of distance Ditto here It is conceivable that Julia might mistake light years for a measure of time but one must wonder if it is the author who got this one wrong This would be surprising as it is clear Walker did a lot of research for this book Another was when everyone was terrified by an eclipse Even in a slowed down earth one would expect that science would still be able to predict such events and offer public notice This sort of thing is jarring and challenges one s ability to suspend disbeliefThe book reads very fast Julia is an attractive narrator someone who readers can root for Walker keeps the plot moving forward and gives us plenty of information about what is happening in the world without seeming to force anything She offers plenty of imagery to enhance the characters experience and tweak our concerns about this world We really do expect that the changes in the larger world will reflect or at least enhance the changes in our narrator Walker does not disappoint here An example Maybe it had begun to happen before the slowing but it was only afterward that I realized it my friendships were disintegrating Everything was coming apart It was a rough crossing the one from childhood to the next life As with any other harsh journey not everything survivedAnd anotherSome things that happen during youth you carry with you into later life and certain experts were already predicting an approaching tidal wave of cancersSo why did I not love this book First of all even with all the apocalyptic material it contains and despite the wishes of Random House and other publishers who have forked out millions yes millions for this book this is a YA book It is actively annoying to be reading a book that clearly is meant for a YA reader and have the publisher s marketing department pretending it is intended for readers who are way post adolescence praying for that crossover hit It would not shock me at all if RH convinced the author to have her name printed as KT Walker in hopes of giving her work a subliminal boost in growing Potter like legs Really label it properly Secondly the growing up aspect of this novel seemed garden variety to me Been there read that I enjoyed reading The Age of Miracles with the world falling apart one presumes that the miracles here have to do with the characters and not the things happening in the world or they would have had to call the book The Age of Horrors and would happily recommend this book to kids from 10 to 17 But older than that not so muchEXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter Instagram and FB pagesHer Twitter account does not appear to have been used since 2015Her second novel The Dreamers was released in 2019

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review The Age of Miracles 103 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


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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker 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

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Karen Thompson Walker Karen Thompson Walker ß 3 read 25This is yet another rating I really struggled with because though I can't say I really enjoyed it the novel is beautifull

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    Karen Thompson Walker ß 3 read read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Karen Thompson Walker (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author 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 tougher Julia is a charming every girl living an average life in southern California Her coming of age joins with a slow apocalypse vision in a merging of genresThe ARE volume I read includes no explanation

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Karen Thompson Walker Karen Thompson Walker ß 3 read 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 i

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker 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 of this writer She writes about catastrophies happening in the world re also her other book The Drea

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Karen Thompson Walker characters The Age of Miracles 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

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker Karen Thompson Walker ß 3 read 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 a

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker 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 full attention Ju

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author 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 see

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    (PDF KINDLE) The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker Karen Thompson Walker ß 3 read read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Karen Thompson Walker 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 d

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