Rainer Maria Rilke

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dystopian Thriller

Ark by Charles McCarry
(Dystopian Thriller)

As soon as I started reading this book, I hated it.  I chose it because I was ready for another end-of-this-world apocalyptic thriller.  Soon, though, I was swayed and courted by the characters and the story.  I started to see this wasn't a book about the apocalypse at all--it was a book about people that the apocalyse just happened to.

And, before I knew it, I loved this book!

The main character is a writer who has been contracted by a scientific genius zillionaire, Henry, to be in his think tank.  He tells her that life on Earth will be ending soon and he is gathering various people to help him work through his rough draft of human survival.  The main character is puzzled by what Henry sees in her but they seem to be drawn to one another like magnets.

There were a few weird plot happenings (why the brutal red-headed giant?) that keeps this book from being great.  Still, it's a good read with danger, thrills, romance and enough twists and turns that should please most dystopian readers.

To see more about the author and his works, check out his information on the Open Road Publisher Page:

Open Road Media: Ark by Charles McCarry

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