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Minnesota Cold: A Novel Paperback – September 1, 2009
Pierced by the Sun
A gripping tale of murder and redemption by the author of Like Water for Chocolate. Learn More
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The heroine's history of bad relationships and marriages weaken her believability. Her judgement is certainly in question. Even her Doug turned out to be a cad in many respects. Benjamin's ending showed little respect for her and her feelings.
I guess my primary problem with the book is that, while it enumerated the manifold threats to man and to society that actually exist today, there were no new ideas and no new solutions. (rejuv occurs in many science fiction books) How many ways can society self-destruct? Some authors can do that and create an interesting read, but not this one. The location was the only original idea that I noticed.
Who is Weaver? Where did he come from? Where did he go? What was his purpose?
More political statements abound than is conductive to good reading unless you agree with the author. The problem was that she would make the statement and then summarize the opposite idea in a sentence or two. It was hard to tell what she was trying to say. I respect anyone's right to make a statement, to hold an idea, or even to write about it, I just would like to know what side she is on. I nearly gave up on the book because the second half is boring. I did persevere, however, and finished the book. I give it two stars since I reserve one star for books I cannot finish.
The story was a bit slow moving. It wasn't until about half way through that you could describe to someone else what the plot was.
I gave it 3 stars because I like the Genre. If there were more in this Genre (Post Apocalyptic/non-zombie), it would have gotten 2 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read several of Cynthia Kraack's dystopian novels at this point, and Minnesota Cold is the best of them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tom Davis
Even liberals have a chance to survive after TSHTF & this is the world they would create for themselves if they did. Read morePublished 20 months ago by A. Greenwald
Not badly written, but some very implausible situations. The heroine is not very likeable. I would not purchase another book by this author.Published on July 9, 2012 by leek2065
What the book is about is along the lines of "Handmaid's Tale" and most particularly it's about what happens when we trade our freedoms for security. Read morePublished on September 24, 2010 by Lee Fleming
This book highlighted all my fears of what is happening in our country now. It should be required reading for every member of our Congress. Read morePublished on July 26, 2010 by NCLady
Minnesota Cold is an intriguing look at the world in 2035 through the eyes of Sallie Dodge, a Baby Boomer who is 75 years old when the story begins. Read morePublished on October 13, 2009 by Ellen S.