- File Size: 5281 KB
- Print Length: 204 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Cranncheol Publishing (December 7, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QQ9DEZW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #729,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Goodbye Miami: Tales Of An American Climate Refugee Kindle Edition
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The style was different and I enjoyed it. It's written as a series of blog posts by Kass, a refugee of Miami, which is mentioned in the book description. You learn what is happening as she posts about it. While the format is interesting and different, the one negative I found while reading is it doesn't lend itself to being able to create suspense. The topics covered are all things that have already happened, so there is really only suspense within that one blog post.
My main reason for a 4/5 and not 5/5 is I thought the posts should have been tightened up a bit. There was some repetitiveness, that wasn't needed in order to push the story forward. The blog format may have contributed to that as well.
Overall, it was an interesting take on the dystopian genre. It's more of an optimistic dystopia, if that even exists. While much of the world is in a dystopian state, the tone of the book is one of resilience and future survival.
I received a copy of the book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Treesong takes the reader on an eventful and realistic journey through the life of a Miami refugee who found herself in a predicament that could have been prevented, if only people listened. Change can be scary for many, but the ultimate motive for not changing what needs to be changed is money, as Treasong shows us in this well thought out story.
This novel is more than just an opinion filled story of "what-ifs", it is a look at what will most likely be if we as a nation do not learn to accept change.
The character development and the structure of the novel were done in such a way that the reader developed relationships instantly. The story used to show what is really happening certainly makes you think while reading it. I admit I went in a bit skeptical, but upon finishing the novel I started to notice just how many news stories matched up to the plot of the story I had just read.
I strongly recommend this novel to anyone who is looking for an entertaining and educational read. Treesong has excellent story telling abilities and he uses those abilities to make a valid and important point. People need to start paying attention to the world around them and start playing a positive part in maintaining it, if they want it to support them.