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Clade Kindle Edition
"Bleak and hopeful in equal measure, Clade is a striking paradox of a book—a soothing tale of the coming apocalypse." —BookPage
"Bradley moves quickly through the lives of his protagonists, sketching their stories during key moments in the unfolding narrative. But the real story here is the all-too-realistic vision of an ecosystem in the throes of collapse,portrayed in stunning, sobering detail." —Booklist
"a stunningly beautiful novel, characterized as much by lyricism as pointed critique of how humans are stewarding the planet." —Chicago Review of Books
"Novels like Clade provide the lens we need to see our way forward." —Locus
“entertaining, insightful, and all around a great book” —Gamers Sphere
“makes the devastation of global warming intensely personal” Book Riot
Barnes & Noble SFF blog:
“haunting, strangely optimistic”
“Bradley’s ability to find poetry amid brutal circumstances, his focus on the undeniably human problems of his cast, and a hopeful message of survival make Clade a melancholic celebration of humanity, not an elegy”
“Bradley’s novel is absorbing and depressing, as it is thoughtful and fascinating”
“Clade is possibly the most beautiful, optimistic end of the world novel ever written...equal parts beautiful, melancholy, and a little bit hopeful.”
“a cli-fi masterpiece” BookRiot --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
James Bradley was born on May 15, 1967 in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide. His novels include Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist, and Clade. He is the author of a book of poetry entitled Paper Nautilus.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B0741V5TS4
- Publisher : Titan Books (September 5, 2017)
- Publication date : September 5, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 589 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 320 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,489,967 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Despite Bradley's obvious leftist leanings, I felt that he didn't really attempt to deal with the politics of climate change in a significant way or explore the forces which are preventing humanity from taking serious preventative action. Even after the major social upheavals caused by flooding and plague the character's middle-class lives seem to go on as normal and there's never any questioning of the economic system which has led to this catastrophe (apart from Summer's youthful foray into radicalism. From memory she announces to Adam on the brink of the worst flood in British history that she's no longer political! BTW why did he attempt to visit her at this most inconvenient time???). I also wasn't a fan of the changing POV and time shifts. Just when I began to connect with a character they disappeared and were only mentioned again in the context of other character's stories years later.
Despite my criticisms I still feel that this is a worthwhile book because it attempts to tackles the big issues and sadly that's still pretty rare, at least in the books that I've been reading. I can't help but feel that future generations will look back at this time in history and wonder what the hell we were thinking.
Top reviews from other countries
Following the story of a family through several scenarios that are not too far from perhaps some of the events that may occur in the next 100 years gives a sense of peril and yet also hope.
As someone educated in climate I wholeheartedly reccomend this book to anyone who is keen to understand the risks of our future world coupled with many other issues that Bradley touches on that sometimes are left untouched.