Saturday, March 2, 2013
End of the world literature
It was an easier and quicker read than the last book. In some ways it reminded me of reading the Lit Report (likely because both had younger heroines). There are moments of brilliance in here, but I just really struggle with books about the end of the world. They just don't do a lot for me. The idea of this book is interesting - it describes from a 12 year female point of view, what happens as the earth's rotation starts to slow down. It isn't terribly dark, there is some humor, and it is definitely an interesting read. That being said, I am glad it was as quick read. I do like that the the lead characters wrote their names and the dates in wet cement.. there parting words were "We were here". Something profound in simple elegance.