The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Mike’s review

I may have mentioned that I’m bad about putting these up in a timely fashion once or twice. This is a good example of why it’s important. Here’s what I remember of the plot: the Earth slows its rotation and continues to slow. Days and nights get longer, tides are fucked, that sort of thing. I believe the book follows a teenage girl while this is happening, how the slowing affects her and her family’s life. And that’s all I got. I’m pretty sure I liked it.


Jacket is sure to mention, “the normal disasters of everyday life,” like the slowing (mind-boggling that it isn’t capitalized the Great Depression or The Fall) is a background for life, but it’s written the other way around, with life in the background. This is a good thing.


Neil deGrasse Tyson-any input on the physics of this?


Feel like a stronger delineation between clock night and world night could be helpful. Like using the words clock and real instead of darkday and brightnight.


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