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Book Review – Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich

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5th May 2017

I couldn’t wait to dive into this book, as it’s been hyped up by a lot of reviewers. I personally found it to be a book of two halves, the first was adrenaline fuelled, the second was a slower paced climb.

We follow Mitchell Zukor, a mathematician who calculates the chances of catastrophe occurring from a range of factors including; ecological collapse, natural disasters and global war. Mitchell lives in New York and his life is turned upside down when a storm slams into the city. Ironically, this book was written just before Hurricane Sandy hit New York. The first half of the book leading up to and including the storm, is engaging, informative and reads like a thriller. If the second half of the book had followed in this manner, then this would easily have been one of my favourite books in the cli-fi genre.

My debut children’s picture book, Hedgey-A and the Honey Bees, is about the need to protect bees from pesticide pollution. It can be purchased online here.

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