Watermelon Snow: A Novel of Survival in the Washington Wilderness Kindle Edition
|Length: 252 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- File size : 580 KB
- Publication date : May 29, 2017
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Print length : 252 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Publisher : Sandra Jonas Publishing (May 29, 2017)
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B071W5RCWJ
- Lending : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #408,899 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, the characters were, for the most part, unlikable and unconvincing. The protagonist, Dr. Kate Landry, is hideous. Shrill, secretive, and self-absorbed, she puts others in danger with not a care in the world. When the inevitable happens, and the untrained, inexperienced charges she is supposedly responsible for find themselves in trouble, she then wrings her hands with grief...before doing it all again. Maybe that's how academics really do act, dunno and hope not, but it's not engaging reading. She's also comes across as manic depressive, suffering mood swings that even the other characters note.
Her apparent antagonist, Dr. Grant Poole, starts out a wimp but mans up as the novel moves along, but the journey is too pat to be credible.
The other characters are essentially storyboard cannon fodder for the action with very little depth or emotional flavor. But Liggett seems to know his way around ice and glaciers, and his clear descriptions of that environment is what saved this from being a two-star affair. Apart from that, it was a slog and certainly not in the same category as Michael Crichton and Robin Cook, despite that linkage in the blurb.
I can recommend this story, as it was very readable and mostly enjoyable once I got past the irritation. The solution to the crisis was too predictable and given away too early in the book, however.
Top reviews from other countries
When they return the following season, another scientist joins them; however, he is not to be trusted. In addition, various other factors throw challenges at Dr. Kate Landry’s way.
The novel moves at a good pace and provides the reader with a good read.
Page after page the reader, me, want to know what is next, learn more about the characters.
It is a well balance book of scientific knowledge, description of a harsh environement, actions and events...
Worthe to make a movie out of it.
I love reading it and almost fell sad not being able to read about the main charaters lives to the next chapters of their lives...
Engrossing and entertaining.
Will look for more books from this author.