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Blue Gold Paperback – June 1, 2017
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I don't normally read science fiction or futuristic style stories but I bought this through the monthly Urbane Book Club and I'm glad that it was included in that month's package or I probably would have missed out on a very entertaining book.
"Blue Gold" - in my opinion - requires your full concentration and attention to do the story the justice it deserves. Set in the not too distant future and with the threat of a world war for water there are a few timelines running throughout so you do need to keep track of where you are with the intelligent storyline, but it does however all come together at the end perfectly.
I loved Sim and Freda, I thought they teamed up brilliantly together and were very engaging characters - though all the characters were well portrayed.
There's also some interesting nuggets of information at the start of each chapter referring to some of the details in that chapter and there's also a brilliant author's note at the end of the book too. I will certainly be thinking about our unlimited access to water in a different way from now on and realise just how lucky we are.
"Blue Gold" is very well written, polished and professional that will appeal to many a thriller fan. Once again Urbane Publications have printed another beautifully designed book that makes a change to all the mass market editions flooding the shelves. I highly recommend this book to thriller and sci-fi fans alike and I look forward to the next book in the series "Rose Gold".
That alone would make this a worthwhile read. But underlying all of the action is a fascinating depiction of a future world where climate change and other natural calamities have change our way of life, in particular with regard to potable water. To me this was by far the best part of the book, as the futuristic scenarios were at once plausible and alarming, making for a compelling backdrop throughout the book.
Highly recommended, especially for anyone interested in the future challenges around sourcing clean water.
The tension building is great and there's a bit of humor sprinkled throughout and plenty of action. This futuristic thriler hooked me from the beginning.
This is a good book that will make you think about our unlimited access to water in a different way. Thank you NetGalley, David Barker and Urbane Publications for a very interesting story.