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Karen Thompson Walker

Autor(a) de The Age of Miracles

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About the Author

Karen Thompson Walker is a New York Times Bestselling author of the novels, The Age of Miracles, which was named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine and Financial Times. She was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. She is mostrar mais currently an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. Her title,The Dreamers, also made the Bestseller List in 2019. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles (2012) 3,330 cópias
The Dreamers (2019) 1,053 cópias
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In a chillingly calm voice, a 12-year-old narrator describes the slow dying of the world and her own progression into adolescence. I finished reading The Age of Miracles several weeks ago, and still haven't recovered.
JackieCraven | outras 335 resenhas | May 23, 2024 |
I think that some people will really love this book. It is a very specific style of prose that will probably appeal to some, but it's just not my cup of tea. There was a lot of ruminating and philosophizing in a very slow, sleepy way. (Listening to it on audiobook may have exacerbated this for me.) There was also a lot of talk (and I mean, a LOT) about the wonder and miracle of being a parent. Just to the point of feeling like it was repeating itself. It makes sense for that to be part of a story that includes characters who are new parents - but it was like reading an Anita Blake book where every four pages there's another steamy group sex scene and you just get to the point where you roll your eyes and think, "again?!"

I found myself feeling like this book was very light on the action and heavy on the poetry and wandering descriptions. And if you like that - and lots of people do, nothing wrong with it - then you'll love this book. I personally just wanted more action.
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ardaiel | outras 73 resenhas | Mar 4, 2024 |
I really liked this creepy little book!

The residents of a small town are slowly overtaken by a mysterious contagion that causes them to fall asleep for extended periods of time. We see it unfolding from patient zero and how it spread and causes strife for old and young throughout the town.

The fear, the heartbreak, the attempts to outsmart the virus - it’s all here.

Lovely writing style and feel.
hmonkeyreads | outras 73 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |
This book has a very soft, quiet feel to it.

A young girl tells us about how she and her family deal with "the slowing", a catastrophic change in the rotation of the Earth that changes everything.

While the slowing is constantly present, story is really about her family dynamics and her first experiences with love.

While big things are happening all the time in this book it almost feels like nothing happens - its all just mundane in this new world.

Read it quickly - in just a sitting or two - and enjoyed it quit a bit, but I can't quite put my finger on why.… (mais)
hmonkeyreads | outras 335 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |



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