Fair warning: this is not a beach read. Set in a near-future dystopia in which global warming has submerged America’s current coastlines, American War is scarily believable.
Why I love it
Fair warning: American War is not a beach read. Not only because the novel is not fluffy and light, but also because it’s set in a near-future dystopia in which global warming has submerged the majority of America’s current coastlines. Spring Break forever? Not likely.
I hate to use the word 'œtimely' nowadays, especially because I have a habit of making everything from Gilmore Girls to Fifty Sha...
Leominster , MA
"This was an excellent book. Fast moving and an interesting subject. I read it in a day while on vacation."
"this was really creative and sad. If you liked the association of small bombs, you will probably like this too."
Cincinnati , OH
"It is evident SO much effort went into this- the research regarding the climate change effects; imagination for the fabrication of characters' lives and the war. Painfully beautiful..."
"Wow. This novel. I mean, it couldn't be more relevant to today's world! it's written in a way that makes you become the characters & the want to know the end is overwhelming - beautifully woven story."
Peachtree Corners, GA
"As a northerner living in the South, it added new depth to how I think about the legacy of the first Civil War. It moved slowly in places, but the story was gripping from the first word."
"Even though it's not based on history, the excerpts make it so, and I found myself going back to them, making the story feel more real than it is. It leaves you wondering about the future"
"I didn't know if i was going to like this book, and i really didn't know where it was going but i loved the journey and story. Not an easy read but loved it all. "
New Haven, CT
"WOW this one packs a punch for sure. I haven't been able to stop thinking about the world created by this author since I put the book down. Absolute must read for lovers of dystopian fiction!"
"This book was slow to get into, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. What a thorough, imaginative, detailed future reality that Omar el Akkad has created with this story."
"This is the best book I have read in a long time. I found myself constantly sharing quotes from it with my friends. Now I'm left with no idea what to read next."