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Daughters of the North

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

a terrific futuristic thriller

In the near future in the United Kingdom global warming has made this once proud place into wetlands. The climate change accompanied by a critical fuel shortage has led to the establishment of an abusive totalitarian rule. The Authority uses the guise of security to k...
In the near future in the United Kingdom global warming has made this once proud place into wetlands. The climate change accompanied by a critical fuel shortage has led to the establishment of an abusive totalitarian rule. The Authority uses the guise of security to kill anyone who opposes them they use fuel shortages to control population with enforced sterilization they encourage drug addiction to keep the masses ignorant of their plight. If innocents are hurt so be it as collateral damage occurs.------------------ The Authority sterilized Sister against her will. They made her work in a 'New Fuel' factory in conditions that makes Dickens┬┐ Victorian tales look like fairy tales. She is assigned cramped quarters. Sister wants out feeling that if she can make it to legendary Carhullan, an all-female commune she can survive. Run by Jackie Nixon with discipline to foster strengths, the paramilitary group is outlawed by the Authority who plans to destroy these Amazon rebels. ------------------- Although the ending is too obvious for such a complex thought provoking tale, readers will appreciate this powerful near future thriller that extrapolates from Katrina and the Christmas Tsunami. However, it is not the environmental disaster that holds the reader┬┐s attention it is the heroine and how she sees the world. Sister believes the Authority is evil from her position in the ooze below their food chain she thinks of Carhullan as freedom fighters from her rising up their chain towards the top. Ironically she is unable to accept how similar the two groups are in their ruthless use of expendables to achieve their respective goals. With obvious comparison to the Mideast, DAUGHTERS OF THE NORTH is a terrific futuristic thriller.------------- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Lost interest

When I started this book, I might have given it 4 stars. I liked the first quarter of of the book. I enjoyed hearing about the apocolyptic world and Sister's jouney to the farm. Once she got there I started to lose interest. The characters weren't fleshed out and I ...
When I started this book, I might have given it 4 stars. I liked the first quarter of of the book. I enjoyed hearing about the apocolyptic world and Sister's jouney to the farm. Once she got there I started to lose interest. The characters weren't fleshed out and I didnt really like anyone all the much. I usually like a feminist novel, but I didnt find any of these woman sympathetic or even interesting. I think it was a nice idea executed pretty badly.

posted by 18464139 on September 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Data lost

    The story was good, however major sections were missing noting "data lost". Most disappointing was the missing section of the last chapter.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    I really enjoyed reading this story. But that was overshadowed b

    I really enjoyed reading this story. But that was overshadowed by the disappointment of missing sections
    due to data lost." Missing the most important part, the part the entire storylined worked up to, was a big letdown.
    I would recommend the hard copy instead of the nook version based solely on that.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Just ok

    Didnt care for the last quarter of the book at all

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Good but...

    The e-copy i have is missing a few chunks of text that had valuable plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Love the subject matter

    Interesring story but choppy and feels incomplete. Dont like the technique of using lost records to leave out important scenes. Otherwise good writing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Compelling quick read

    Adult vesion of hunger games. Some detailed sex scenes.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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