Book Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Random House; 288 pages; $26).

Forget armed conflict, viruses, terrorism and nuclear war. The people in Karen Thompson Walker’s elegiac, dark and gripping debut novel, “The Age of Miracles,” have other, more important things to worry about — namely, the effects of “the slowing” of Earth.

Walker, a former Simon & Schuster editor, combines science fiction and speculative fiction with a coming-of-age story. The effect is somber yet dazzling; I had never read anything like it.

(To read more of this book review that I wrote for the Mobile Press-Register, please go here.)

 

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7 responses to “Book Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

  1. I absolutely loved this book! I’m going to have to go check out your review!

  2. Reblogged this on Bookmagnet's Blog and commented:

    The Age of Miracles is now available in paperback. I highly recommend it.

  3. Sounds interesting. I’ll have to look for it.

  4. Hmm. You have my interest piqued! May have to add this one to the list. Thanks for the recommendation.

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