Monday, November 5, 2012

Book Review: The Age of Miracles

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I finished The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker this evening, after poring over every word, reading and rereading every line in it. I'm not really sure how to even begin talking about it besides telling all of you to read it- to just go get it, to go pick up this novel that is somehow more like a long poem, page after page.

The Age of Miracles is fiction, although I feel like it could be real, which is strange and scary all at once. Without giving too much away I will say that it is about our world right now gone wrong- how a "slowing" of the Earth's rotation suddenly happens, and it's about what happens next. The writing is beautiful, pages full of the sharpest imagery and words that just click together like they were meant to be written precisely in that way. There are many stories in one- the Earth's story, a family's story, a growing up story that reminds me a lot of my own sometimes awkward adolesence, and a love story...a beautiful, touching story that brought me back to being 11-years old myself, falling in love with the boy on the skateboard.

This is a special book, a book for adult fiction lovers, YA fiction lovers, Sci-Fi lovers....anyone who loves good read. It made me laugh and cry, and I found myself squeezing in 5 minutes, 10 minutes of reading whenever I could.

Just watch this trailer for the book, then get yourself a copy...and let me know what you think.

xoxo


30 comments:

  1. Perfect timing! I've been "bookless" for weeks now, always browsing amazon but for some reason I couldn't find anything that sounded quite like I would like it. This sounds just wonderful! Thanks for sharing this :)

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  2. I loved this book too, one of my faves from the year. Such a gentle story that I didn't want to end. Scary too, as you could imagine how it could easily happen.

    Julie q
    http://readlikeme.blogspot.co.nz/

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  3. They make trailers for books now? What?!

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  4. I read this one in September, I think? I really liked it. It made me think without igniting too much of an "end of days" sort of panic, and sort of had me prioritizing in my head. Really an interesting book.

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  5. Thank you for the recommendation! I was just at book club the other night and we were trying to think of a good book to read next. We settled on "Let the Great World Spin" for now, but this looks like a great read for down the road.

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  6. Chills!
    Thank you for this! I've had this book in my e-books library for awhile but haven't read it yet. Definitely my next read!

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  7. adding this book to my list of must read very soon! thanks for the recomendation

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  8. pretty geeked to read this book but putting it off until i work my way through some of the ones i already own. now i might have to bump it up!

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  9. I just bought this book this weekend! I cannot wait to start it!

    www.missmommablog.blogspot.com

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  10. This has been on my to-read list for awhile, but now I want to read it even more. May have to bump it up to the top of the list. :)

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  11. tianna @ suffocated blissNovember 5, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    i've been looking for new fiction books to read. Thanks for the recommendation.

    - tianna :)

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  12. Wow!!It Will be my next one!! Thanks a lot!!!! Got chills!!

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  13. I've had this book on my 'to read' list since I heard the review of it and author interview on All Things Considered over the summer. I'm happy to finally read a glowing peer review!

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  14. I absolutely loved this book, one of my favorite reads this summer!

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  15. the trailer is so beautifully done! i just finished a book 2 days ago and was wondering what to pick up next. this sounds so great!

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  16. Hi, I have just found your blog via freckleditalian.com and I'm pleased to have landed on this post because I have been looking for a great new book to read. Thanks for the recommendation. Off to look through some more posts. Karis

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  17. Yayyy I love book recs! This will be on my list, right after I get through Jennifer Weiner's "Next Best Thing" and Steve Jobs' biography. I need to read more!!!

    Strive to Thrive,
    Nic
    www.Thriving-Wives.com

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  18. I love your book recommendations!!! Thanks so much! Mx

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  19. Such an INCREDIBLY, BEAUTIFUL book. I was sad I had to return it to the library today.

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  20. This sounds like a book for me! Gonna read it very soon. Thanks for the tip!

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  21. You have convinced me to put it on my list of books I have to read!

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  22. Sold. Heading over to Amazon now.

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  23. I just love your book reviews. I already grabbed this from the library today! Thanks!

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  24. i saw you tweet about an upcoming book review today so i was on the look out for it all day - yay! so glad i did because this book is def on my list now. thanks, friend!

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  25. oh wow, I'm intrigued. Might have to buy it!

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  26. Ordering this for my Nook right now. I've heard good things about this book, but this post is what sold it for me. :)

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  27. i think that 85% of my book choices come from your blog and that makes you a fantastic blog.

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  28. wasn't it so so so great? personally i was hella nervous about the whole sci-fi element but omg it was by far my favorite book of the year!!!

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  29. I identify with what you wrote about your political views and those of your friends... it's so, so hard to accept opinions that sound so RIDICULOUS.. but yeah.. we have to. I hope Obama wins. Love from Portugal *

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  30. I must read this now. Adding it to the list!

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