The Age of Miracles #2020

The Age of Miracles By Karen Thompson Walker The Age of Miracles It still amazes me how little we really knew Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing It s possible I guess But I doubt it I doubt it very much Lum
  • Title: The Age of Miracles
  • Author: Karen Thompson Walker
  • ISBN: 9780812983609
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Age of Miracles By Karen Thompson Walker It still amazes me how little we really knew Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing It s possible, I guess But I doubt it I doubt it very much Luminous, haunting, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles is a stunning fiction debut by a superb new writer, a story about coming of age during extraordinary times, abo It still amazes me how little we really knew Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing It s possible, I guess But I doubt it I doubt it very much Luminous, haunting, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles is a stunning fiction debut by a superb new writer, a story about coming of age during extraordinary times, about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, 11 year old 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 struggles 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.With spare, graceful prose and the emotional wisdom of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker has created a singular narrator in Julia, a resilient and insightful young girl, and a moving portrait of family life set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.
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    1. I loved this book I read it in one 24 hour period Great example of soft sci fi fabulist 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 Frank A young girl faces a possible apocalypse in MIRACLES It s YA dystopia but charming and whimsical than, say, The Hunger Games Ultimately it is a book that celebrates life with one hand, as it erases life with the other.The language of the book is p [...]

    2. 2.5This is yet another rating I really struggled with because, though I can t say I really enjoyed it, the novel is beautifully written in a very evocative way that makes you want to write down a quote every few pages But it comes back to that whole writing vs story matter that has stopped me from giving many prettily worded books a high rating.The dystopian aspect of The Age of Miracles creeps in slowly and in a mostly subtle and non threatening manner Basically, the normal 24 hour day begins t [...]

    3. Starts off well but quickly 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 it really did take away from the story The whole apocalypse angle was incidental and unnecessary to the plot A bland story all dressed up with nowhere to go.

    4. Let me start by stating that Karen Thompson Walker received a 1 million dollar advance for this manuscript in the U.S and another million in the U.K That s the launch point for this review whether or not it warrants those astronomical price tags Some spoilers beware Before I d even heard the hype of this book, I was just online researching for Semi Unique End of the World novels because I m probably a misanthrope After reading Everything Matters and Galapagos, I just wanted something light abou [...]

    5. 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 genres The 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 [...]

    6. 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 do so is irritating.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, y [...]

    7. 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 world.The 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 realisati [...]

    8. This is the story of how we begin to remember Well, no, not really But that particular Paul Simon lyric has been swirling in my head this morning and I was just itching to use it This is actually the story of the day the earth stood still, uhh, slowed down And the days after that, and the days after that Nobody knows why the earth s rotation has slowed, but Julia is eleven the day this discovery is announced on the news, with varying degrees of panic.At first the effect is subtle, resulting in a [...]

    9. Read This Review More Like It On My Blog I love when books can surprise you I had a general idea of what to expect with Karen Thompson Walker s meandering, character and thought driven novel about the end of the world, but I had no idea how bittersweetly she could spin this science fiction adjacent tale of change, hope, young love, and death I somehow assumed that this thoughtful exploration of the Earth s slowing would be a young adult effort, but though protagonist and narrator Julia is a pret [...]

    10. Look I don t live in a vacuum I know this is one of the most talked about books of the summer Big displays in bookstores, frequent author appearances on my favorite public radio station cultural programming, reviews in my newspapers and journals of choice that I didn t read by the way so I wouldn t spoil my experience So hard I did try to consider this book on its own merits, without expectations But I m human Given the hype, I m gonna hope for a miracle Okay, maybe not a miracle But something r [...]

    11. When John Donne wrote Busy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thus he wasn t thinking of the end of the world But what if the earth began misbehaving so badly that it made the sun appear unruly indeed What if the end of life as we know it came not with the Biblical Apocalypse or Armageddon, but instead with a slow unraveling of the diurnal cycle And what if this happened when you were eleven going on twelve, and just trying to navigate the 6th grade social scene Answer these questions and you h [...]

    12. I m always wishing for hours in the day.More time to spend with family.Time to finish all those stupid craft projects I ve started over the years.An extra hour or two to set aside just for reading.But the slowing of the earth s rotation to gain timeat s not exactly what I had in mind.In 2010, I watched a show called Aftermath When the Earth Stops Spinning on the National Geographic channel You can watch it on YouTube It scared the hell out of me As the simulated planet s rotation slowed to a c [...]

    13. I want you to think how smart humans are Think of everything humans ever invented Rocket ships, computers, artificial hearts We solve problems, you know We always solve the big problems We do The Age of MiraclesFor a book that is about the end of the world, this is a surprisingly quiet and slow moving story 11 year old Julia wakes up one morning to learn that the earth s rotation has slowed, adding minutes and then hours to every day The daylight stretches and stretches, and then the night goes [...]

    14. The Age of Miracles was both beautiful and extremely frustrating Beautiful because the writing was exquisite Karen Thompson Walker writes simply but succinctly She s very expressive and knows her way around the written word While I don t think it was as beautifully written as The Art of Fielding, her writing was sophisticated, evocative and nuanced without trying too hard, her words successfully evoked the images and emotions needed to further her narrative, something which many other writers tr [...]

    15. Another book that didn t live up to the hype I found this so incredibly slow and boring The plot sounds fantastic but the delivery of the story really had very little impact on me.As the world moves off kilter and the days get longer, chaos descends But the book didn t give me that sense of doom, darkness, fear, end of the world as we know it feelings I m not going to dig much out of my brain for this review It s not worth it Very disappointed in this one This could of been really amazing, it j [...]

    16. Moves from 1.5 to 2.5 stars.Here s the thing This book is not badly written, or bad it s actually entertaining, in a haphazard sort of way The style is well crafted, there s a story, and so on I would recommend the book for a brainless evening on the couch, or for a train ride, or just for someone who needs some light reading, any time On the other hand, now that I ve finished detailing the okay things that prevented a 1 star review, I shall move directly on.For one, the well crafted writing sty [...]

    17. This story haunts me It is also very captivating to watch it unfold I don t always go for YA, but this one was worth a re read It made me thankful to see the sun rise and set every night when it s supposed to The book is told through the eyes of a 11 year old Californian girl, Julia, as the earth s rotation starts to slow and the days and the nights get longer I thought that the imagination and predictions about what might happen if the earth s rotation slowed was believable and this made the bo [...]

    18. 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.

    19. Oh No With the pacing of Chinese water torture, a tale told with as much credulity and cleverness as a Donald Trump tweet.

    20. Thanks for the wonderful review that lead me to this, Ceridwen I chose to give myself the amazing luxury of taking most of a day to read this weekend This was the perfect book to do it with It probably took me all of four or five hours to read, and I surfaced only once or twice, very unwillingly The premise of this one is that one day in a time contemporary to our own, the earth s rotation suddenly alters in a phenomenon that quickly becomes known as the slowing The time periods we are accustome [...]

    21. I loved this book It was such a unique story, and I really love books that delve into the what if this happened to the world realm without going full dystopian.This book answers the question of what would happen if the earth s rotation slowed down The changes come quickly, and I love how this book addressed the physical, environmental, social, political and personal impacts that would have both on the grand scale and for individuals I couldn t stop listening I had to know what would happen Who w [...]

    22. Karen Thompson Walker reportedly received a million dollar advance for The Age of Miracles, her debut novel an unimaginable sum for a first work, which naturally helped spark a considerable interest in it The six figure advance and the the anticipation reminded me of waiting for Justin Cronin s The Passage a novel dealing with the fate of the world after an outbreak of a vampire virus Ultimately, the reactions were mixed you can read my review here.While Cronin aimed at reviving the if you ll fo [...]

    23. I was drawn to this book as a kind of apocalyptic fiction when we come to the end of the world how will people adapt and carry on but it was of a YA type coming of age book.The book is told from the point of view of 12 year old Julia who lives in San Diego when the earth s rotation slowly begins to slow down Over the course of the novel a day on earth stretches from 24 hours to over one hundred which means there are 60 hours of day followed by 60 hours of darness or night The magnetic and gravi [...]

    24. I started listening to this book on Audible, and I can highly recommend the audio the narrator was very good However, I got so into the story that when my husband came home from the store with a copy of the book, I quickly put the audio down and dug in to the print I needed to find out how the story ended When I started the book, I expected it to be another work of dystopian fiction I expected a cross between Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeiffer and The Road by Cormac McCarthy I quickly lea [...]

    25. The Age of Miracles details eleven year old Julia s coming of age in a California suburb amidst the decline of the earth The planet spins slower and slower, leading to gravity sickness, shortages of energy, dead birds, and In the middle of the chaos Julia comes to terms with the imperfections of her parents, the pains of an awkward adolescence, and her feelings for Seth Moreno, the boy down the street.Karen Thompson Walker does not focus so much on the science behind the earth s slowing or the [...]

    26. This was either a YA book and I didn t realize it, or it was written for an undemanding audience Nevertheless, it came at a time when I really needed a short, captivating and mild read You know, a stress reliving book for the middle of the night And for an apocalypse novel, this was as chilled out as it gets.The world is slowing down Days go on for, well, days And as we inevitably would, people separate into cliques those adjusting their sleep cycles to coincide with the light dark and those who [...]

    27. The world is slowing down, days are getting longer and people continue to live their lives I kept reading, hoping something would happen or some great insight would be revealed.Meh Not sure why this book is getting so much buzz It could be read perhaps should be read by young adults since the main character is 11 going on 12, but even most teens who ve read Life As We Know It, would be puzzled I guess I suspect to feel something or learn something when reading a book Disappointed on both counts [...]

    28. Honestly I think this book suffers from an incredibly deceptive blurb and cover Because the blurb, the cover and the tagline make it seem all Oh no, the world is ending, however will these two generic 15 16 year old white kids make their miraculous love work In reality, this is a book about a 23 year old woman reminiscing about what happened when the Earth s rotation started to slow WHEN SHE WAS ELEVEN Like I was honestly blown away when I realised that Julia was supposed to be eleven So many of [...]

    29. Interessante gedachte de aarde gaat steeds langzamer draaien Welke consequenties heeft dat voor de planeet en haar bewoners Tof ook dat het met een terugkijkende blik verteld wordt, hierdoor komen zinnen als This was the last time I ever hard binnen Maar tm pagina 300 had ik het gevoel een inleiding te lezen Het plot bevat een interessant gedachte experiment maar is daarnaast behoorlijk vlak Het einde wist me wel te ontroeren, maar was tegelijkertijd ietwat onbevredigend.Mijn complete recensie l [...]

    30. The day lengthening concept and all that the author described with it coping, survival, etc were interesting I think the view spoiler real timers vs Clock timers hide spoiler was a bit overdone, but still interesting The main storyline with Julia, her family, and her friends was never all that interesting to me, though just okay kind of felt forced in to the Slowing instead of feeling like a smooth and integral part of everything.

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