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The Age of Miracles From A Stunning New Literary Voice Comes A Brilliant Debut Novel That Created An International Auction Frenzy, With Sales In Twenty Seven Countries To Date, About A Young Girl Growing Up In Extraordinary Times On A Seemingly Ordinary Saturday Morning, Julia And Her Family Wake To Discover, Along With The Rest Of The World, That The Rotation Of The Earth Has Suddenly Begun To Slow Set Against This Threat To Normal Life, The Age Of Miraclesmaps The Effects Of Catastrophes Big And Small On The Lives Of Ordinary People, And In Particular, One Young Girl Extraordinary For Its Original Concept, Unforgettable Characters, And The Grace, Elegance And Beauty Of Karen Thompson Walker S Prose, The Age Of Miraclesis A Mesmerizing Story Of Family Turmoil, Young Love, And Coming Of Age Set Against An Upending Of Life As We Know It.

[Epub] ↠ The Age of Miracles  Author Karen Thompson Walker – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us
  • Hardcover
  • 275 pages
  • The Age of Miracles
  • Karen Thompson Walker
  • English
  • 26 November 2018
  • 0385676638

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ The Age of Miracles Author Karen Thompson Walker – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us


  1. says:

    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 butcharming 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 th 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 butcharming 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 poetic and intoxicating The consequences of the slowing earth are imagined in rich and provocative detail.SPOILER ALERT I did think the author cheated just a bit here and there It s a brilliant cheat There are times the hero Julia says things like...


  2. says:

    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 begin 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 to slowly lengthen, first by minutes, then later by hours Scientists from around the world appear on TV discussing this strange occurrence how could this have happened Why did no one see it coming Eventually,subtle and weird changes begin to happen to do with the Earth s gravity birds dropping to the ground, unable to fly cars colliding in accidents that would have easily been avoided before.This is one of those slow moving stories, the major plot line is that these changes take...


  3. says:

    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 ...


  4. says:

    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 sup 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 ju...


  5. says:

    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 Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In t 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 Goodreads polic...


  6. says:

    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 re 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...


  7. says:

    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 T...


  8. says:

    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 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 preteen, The Age of Miracles should not be confused for a simple young adult story don t be deceived as I was Karen Thompson Walker proves herselfthan adept at crafting a unique, easi...


  9. says:

    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 B 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 newspa...


  10. says:

    When John Donne wroteBusy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thushe 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 an When John Donne wroteBusy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thushe 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 have the story of Julia, a Southern California girl of the not too distant future Julia narrates the story as an adult, looking back on that first year of the slowing It s a foregone conclusion that the world didn t end, because she s still alive many years later to tell the story I was sti...

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