The Salt Line

The Salt Line

Book - 2017
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This dystopian novel describes a future in which a tick infestation has driven humanity to barricade itself in a series of safe zones. A thrilling plot involves a group of wealthy individuals on an extreme adventure trip that doesn't go as planned. Through chapters written from their viewpoints, the reader comes to sympathize with and understand the motivations of the people involved. While telling a story involving hostage taking, drug smuggling and the search for a solution to the bug problem, the novel raises the question of what we are willing to sacrifice for safety.
Publisher: New York, New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780735214316
073521431X
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 24 cm

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SCL_Tricia Nov 06, 2017

I enjoyed this post-apocalyptic story. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of character development and plot mixed in with the action. It was an interesting take on the future of the world that I have not read before. I would recommend this to someone looking for a faster paced thriller with a dash of thought provoking drama.

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NedSu
Oct 02, 2017

Despite the tag of post apocalyptical, the setting is only the backdrop for what is really a treatise on maternal love. For every action sequence, the author subjects us to lengthy discourses of the minds of the characters, as well a back stories that may or may not be pertinent to the story. This makes the novel jerky, flitting from character to character, slowing the action.
The setting of the story is quite satisfactory, but under-explored. The author leaves an opening for a sequel, but I'm not sure I'm up for it. Coming from inveterate reader of all things post apocalyptical, who suffered through the writing of Angrey American and DJ Molles , I admit it is not much of a recommendation, even though the author of The Salt Line is clearly a better writer.

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