Reviews of Escape to Canamith
This book is action packed from start to finish, and entwines an eco-thriller theme that will keep you turning the pages and wondering what happens to the characters and Earth.
When Lila Jenkins turns to science to explain what’s wrong with everything, but her father Rex Templeton turns for answers to prophecy, the opposite views prove interesting and lead to adventures. I liked the set-up of this father and daughter duelling ideology and became stuck in with the plot until the end. The author is really talented at keeping the pace moving and positioning the characters at the heart of the tale. You won’t be bored!
Foreboding and prophetic, this book delivers warning about future consequences for our planet if current signs of climate change and environmental destruction are not heeded. Falling into a new category of literature called cli-fi, this book fulfils the genre’s mission of depicting climate change in fiction. Fiction is a terrific tool to explore the what-if scenarios that may transpire in the long distant future if we don’t take care of our environment and this book does the genre justice.
Applause for the author for devoting time, imagination and energy for writing this worthy and enjoyable book.
Rex Templeton, the guy in charge, has to protect his people. His daughter thinks she can figure out why the world is going down the tubes using her scientific reasoning. I won’t tell you who is right, but like that commercial from my youth, “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature!” There are things I see in the news every week that make me think we’re not too away from the author’s view of the world. We have made quite a mess of the place. I thought I had the ending all figured out, and then I read last few pages, and I was like “Oh, so that’s what going on!” It reminded me of the “Twilight Zone”. Nice quick read for those into this type of story.
I met the author at the New York City Green Festival in April. He signed my copy. I guess if he ever gets famous I’ll have something special.
Really entertaining and captivating book, the story itself is very original and unique compared to most other thrillers out there. It’s not often that I have came across a book with heavy emphasis on the environment and ecological factors. This brings me to another factor that stood out to me about this book: the book itself is suspenseful and written very well- but what really stood out to me was the underlying theme about how humans negatively effect the environment. The story tells of how mankind is ruining the environment faster than we can find ways to complete it, the author shows some emphasis on how we must stop polluting the earth, water, and air around us. I thought this was a really cool and unique twist to incorporate into a thriller.
That brings me now onto the twists and turns, the main thing for me that makes thrillers so good. There are plenty of them in here and if you’re a fan of always wondering what’s going to happen next then you will be satisfied with this story, I don’t want to spoil too much but I will end this review stating that there is a big plot twist at the end that any thriller fan will love.
Review: Author Richard Friedman definitely pays attention to details. Writing a sci-fi book requires a special type of detail, that if left out can make someone mis-understand the book or be confused about the plot. Friedman went above and beyond with details and scenery. I’m a huge fan of painting a scene like an artist would do for a sculpture or any kind of art. Friedman took his story and turned it into a painting. I love how he took real concerns in modern day society, ecosystem, and turned it into an amazing piece of work. I would recommend this to any Sci-Fi fan!