- Series: Supervolcano (Book 2)
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Roc; 1 edition (December 4, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451464818
- ISBN-13: 978-0451464811
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 93 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,578,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mr. Turtledove did a good job developing their personalities and making them interesting as the catastrophe approached.
The eruption itself and its immediate effects were also detailed to good effect. The image of a twenty thousand foot tall plume of smoke and ash towering over the Rockies as it lethally descends upon Denver was quite vivid and memorable.
In this second book, the previously created characters and plot lines continue to hold the reader's interest, but the author appears to have either choked a bit or gotten lazy because he does not come to terms with his readership in a broadly coherent way with the worldwide or even national effects of the aftermath of the Supervolcano. The reader suffers from a sense of 'where's the beef' when it comes to the amount of Big Picture information the author could bestir his imagination to produce for his patient readers.
(Though, in fairness to Turtledove, he could simply respond to this criticism by telling us that the beef is all dead and gone in the abandoned midwestern farms and stock yards which are now covered in volcanic ash.)
Nonetheless, I am sufficiently taken by the individual human interest stories of the main characters to take a chance on book three as well.
I am also surprised that Hollywood hasn't made a disaster movie about the eruption and hired Kelly as a consultant--it's been a couple of years, at least, and some studio is going to think of it.
And I would also like to see what the people at the top are doing; we saw that to good effect in the Lizardwar books.
Yes, I'll buy the next ones because I do want to see what comes out; but if there was ever a total disaster in the LA area, I'd count on Colin and Vanessa to survive it (though Vanessa is going to have to stop dating scary men, she's one Mr. Goodbar away from ending up strangled, I think).
Oh, yes, the guy with the doctorate in Ancient Greek; he'll probably end up looking up Vanessa again, he can't stop thinking about her all the time. Not a good sign.
Its entertaining reading but not much substance.