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Ultimatum

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Futuristic novel about global warming by Matthew Glass

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Author: Matthew Glass
Genre: Political Fiction
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Date Published: April 8, 2009
1 review about Ultimatum

Too much dialog, very difficult to get through

  • Apr 27, 2009
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I was very disappointed with this look at the future where a President (Joe Benton) is faced with negotiating with other countries to stem the effects of global warning before world catastrophe occurs. I was turned off right from the start from the excruciating long dialogue and large number of characters (the author should have provided a list of the characters so I could keep track of all the names). Benton has just been elected president and immediately has a top secret with the current president where he is warned that he must act swiftly to avoid disaster since the outgoing president is virtually powerless in the eyes of the other nations of the world who only want to deal with the president -elect.

Additionally, as the story takes place in 2032, it recounts events that led up to the disaster and seems to be a super-liberal treatise against the Bush years and a glorification to Al Gore. As there are many disagreements in the scientific community today as to the exact effect of carbon emissions today, those disagreements are totally ignored by the author. No matter the obstacles of the boring dialogue and the snipes against anything Republican today, I tried to get through to the end because several of the other reviews said that the ending is super tense. I don't want to spoil that ending but for me it was not worth the pain of the rest of the book.

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