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quietlycuriouskate
Clade | James Bradley
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Mehso-so

More cli-fi. Not bad by any means, but it does have problems.
The episodic structure through time made it difficult to connect to any of the characters.
There's a thoughtlessly ableist response to autism.
I don't know what JB's issues are around motherhood, but he's spilled them on the page.
These things I can work around: the ending I cannot (see comment under spoiler alert).

quietlycuriouskate The world is totally f*cked up but, hey, we could see it as a new beginning and look how great we humans are with our resilience and our caring for our nearest and dearest; let's give ourselves a pat on the back and hit the snooze button again. Just no! 😠 3d
RamsFan1963 I thought I'd read this book and enjoyed it, but then I read the synopsis, and it didn't sound like the book I read. Turns out there's another book called Clade by Mark Budz. That's the one I read and thought was pretty entertaining. It's also cli-fic. 3d
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Lindy
Deluge | Stephen Markley
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My latest booktube upload is Recent Reads January 31: long books, short books, graphic novels, poetry, essays: 6 great books!
https://youtu.be/pG7lxYFxK2s

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Lindy
Deluge | Stephen Markley
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To let the infotainment bath of the day stream over you was to slowly scrub away at the skin of your own humanity.

TrishB Wow 😮 6mo
Lindy @TrishB Good line, eh? 6mo
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Lindy
Deluge | Stephen Markley
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Pickpick

Epic near-future climate fiction that follows a disparate cast of characters over 14 years, starting in 2025. Science. Politics. Major weather events & fires. Manipulative advertising. War crimes. Fascism. Fanaticism. Drug addiction. Sex. Ends justifying means. Regrets. Redemption. Whew! It‘s a long & bumpy ride: 41 hours in audio. The full cast kept me engaged through the parts that are hard on tender sensibilities.

TrishB This looks really good. Very expensive here at the moment. 6mo
Lindy @TrishB If they priced books by the pound, it would be even more pricey. 😉 6mo
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Lindy
Deluge | Stephen Markley
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I‘d wound my way from the office to the downtown Barnes & Noble because I did not feel like getting on a train at rush hour, not with the pulse of indignation still beating in my head, and decided to calm myself by browsing books.

Megabooks Man, that‘s a great shelf! Enjoy browsing! 6mo
Lindy @Megabooks I took this at Munro‘s Books in Victoria. It‘s such a great bookstore! 6mo
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Lindy
Deluge | Stephen Markley
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#audioknitting I started this scarf 8 months ago (and completed several other knitting projects since then) but it‘s done now. And I love it! I didn‘t keep track of the many audiobooks that accompanied my knitting, but the final bit was while listening to the tagged epic. #litsycrafters

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
CatLass007 Pretty. 6mo
intothehallofbooks I love it!! 6mo
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BethM That‘s so beautiful! 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence It‘s so pretty and meticulously done! 6mo
Deblovestoread Bright and happy! 😍 6mo
Singout Gorgeous! 6mo
Texreader Love it!! 6mo
Catsandbooks Beautiful!! Also I like your glasses! 💙 6mo
marleed It‘s pretty! 6mo
julesG I love a colourful garter stitch scarf. The colours really pop! 😍 6mo
batsy Very pretty! And I love the glasses, too. 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm I like the colours 👌 6mo
Lindy @julesG Thanks! The black stripes are in stocking stitch, giving a ribbed effect against the poofy garter stitch. 6mo
Lindy @Catsandbooks @batsy Thank you! I really like these glasses too, so I had my most recent prescription put in them instead of getting new frames. 6mo
kassandrik So beautiful colors! I am now inspired to keep on knitting my current socks project.
P.S. love the hashtag
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Gissy 😍👌 6mo
Lindy @kassandrik Thanks! And good luck with your socks. 😊 6mo
PaperbackPirate Beautiful colors and model! 😍 6mo
Lindy @PaperbackPirate thank you ☺️ 6mo
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EKonrad
The Deluge | Stephen Markley
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Pickpick

This book was a true masterpiece, IMO. Beautiful writing, though completely terrifying! A true investment since it's 880 pages, but well-worth it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full review at: https://erinkonrad.com/2024/01/11/the-deluge-book-review/

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rachaich
Clade | James Bradley
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Pickpick

Brilliant. Terrifying to consider but so cleverly written.

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rachaich
Clade | James Bradley
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Amusingly I misread the title as Glade...
This is flippin good so far, the idea of climate change occurring as the story unfolds so we are in it with the characters.

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swynn
The stone weta | Octavia Cade
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(2020) In the near future, governments respond to climate change by outlawing data that document its effects. An underground network of women scientists respond by caching illegal copies of authentic climate data against the day that it can be studied. I loved this, from its scary-plausible premise, to its unusual narrative structure to its feminist, queer, and colonial themes, to its effective character drama. Highly recommended.

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