Book Reviews of A Gift upon the Shore

A Gift upon the Shore
A Gift upon the Shore
Author: M. K. Wren
ISBN-13: 9780595143412
ISBN-10: 0595143415
Publication Date: 1/2001
Pages: 388
Rating:
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3 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Backinprint.com
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a beautifully writen book and I enjoyed it very much. You will no be disappointed, wish I could find more books like this.
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Helpful Score: 4
Well written - surviving, and keeping books alive - in the aftermath of a disaster
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Helpful Score: 3
This genre is one that is very appealing to me. This was one of the better ones.
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Helpful Score: 1
TWO WOMEN TRY TO SURVIVE IN THE WAKE OF A NUCLEAR WAR AND AND TO SAVE SOME BIT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST.
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Survivors of nuclear war in the Pacific Northwest of the near future.
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Fabulous end of the world book, nuclear winter etc., about two women survivors and what they enounter.
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This is a tale of survival, non romantic love, devotion both to an idea and to a religion. The story is set after mankind has finally managed to drop the bomb and very nearly destroy itself. The brief period portrayed prior to the End is too much like the world we now see around us. The crisis quickly accelerates into world distruction. M.K. Wren does an amazing job of detailing the various stages of post nucular life over several decades. For those of us born in the shadow of The Bomb it is the stuff of nightmares. The two female characters are engaging and you will love them. If you love books you should read this novel. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about humanity surviving a global disaster. It will give you hope.
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Condition is fair - lots of creases, small tears but very readable condition.
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I'm a big fan of apocalyptic literature. This book was AWFUL. First, the author has an agenda and it's very obvious from the first chapter. I'm not a christian but her bias against, and bizarre portrayal of, this religious system jumps off the pages and slaps the reader right between the eyes; I don't read fiction to be lectured regarding philosophy and metaphysics. Then we get to the real MEAT of the matter: after global nuclear war, what can one expect to happen: nuclear winter, radiation sickness around the globe (i.e., "On The Beach"), failure of all life forms (no, you can't plant CROPS in Oregon after Portland and the entire USA has been incinerated), on and ON. I couldn't make it past the third chapter. If you want real apocalyptic reading material: "War Day" by (of all people) Whitley Streiber, "Earth Abides", "Alas, Babylon" and of course "The Last Ship".