My Book Review of The Way the World Ends (Warmer, #1)

The Way the World Ends (Warmer, #1)The Way the World Ends by Jess Walter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unexpected, yet Entertaining

This was an unexpected story that blended do many important thoughts with the mundane of reality. I thought I’d more “telling” style and the intense topics would make it preachy, but that never happened. Instead, the take was quite entertaining.

What I liked was how well formed each character was, particular since this is a short story. Each had fully developed back stories that helped bring a new insight to the plot and how the reader might look at the various situations. It was an interesting puzzle that fit nicely together overall.

What I didn’t like was Anna and Bashir’s relationship. Of course, it’s very modern – most of the interpersonal dynamics are. I just find it disturbing that intelligent people who are so conscious about the world could value themselves and each other so little. Love deserves more respect.

This is a fast read. It’s smart, thought-provoking, and a bit humorous at times. Nice selection for a long commute or a rainy day. I recommend it for those looking for something related to climate science and human change.
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