Raft People (Book 1)

Raft People (Book 1)

by M.L. Katz

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BN ID: 2940149230532
Publisher: Permuted Press
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: Raft People , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 315
Sales rank: 174,987
File size: 5 MB

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Raft People 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
CherishD More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest from the first page, not one slow-moving part, and an interesting story. A little stiff in the writing style with very little use of slang or contractions, which made it seem a little like a writing assignment for school, but otherwise an enjoyable read. 
Karen_IN More than 1 year ago
This book started out very interesting but seemed to get bogged down in minute details about what Liz was thinking and what she felt. It was still mostly ok but by the end I was anxious to just be done. There were some great characters with good development that made it enjoyable
CrazyBlazerLady More than 1 year ago
If you keep in mind that it is a free book, it isn't bad. The story line was a little different than most devastating, weather changing type stories so that was a refreshing change. The story is about people surviving a massive flood brought on by continuous rain. They live on houseboats, or their version of what they could make with the available materials. It subjects mankind to many different personality types one might encounter and have to deal with in that kind of situation. It isn't all sugar coated and happy. While the people share good times, bad and sad things also happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a thing for dystopian fiction. Having read mixed reviews on this book I decided to give it a try and see for myself. The beginning is a bit slow but it picks up quickly enough. The writing style is a bit stilted with the marked lack of contractions, yet this is easily ignored. Afterall a good story is a good story. There are noticable editing mistakes; yet those are also easily ignored and detract, very little, from the overall story. I consider this well told fiction even if it isn't perfectly edited and the writing style is unusual. I finished with the feeling that there could be much more to this story and when I finish a book and dont want it to end, I consider it a success.
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No thanks to HeadshotHeather, I don't have to read the book. Why do people have to practically give away the story line of a book? Please, people, give a simple review and let the rest of us read the book.
HeadshotHeather More than 1 year ago
An accident during a drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico breaks off a rock shelf exposing a subterranean sea . This accident causes the Gulf to rise in sea level, add to this event the melting of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic and the waters continue to rise causing massive devastation. Of course, the government attempting to downplay the event causes hundreds of thousands of people to not worry about evacuating until it's too late. Heading out of town to higher ground up North is futile as the roads have become a parking lot and it seems the only thing left to do is to become....Raft People.  Raft People shares with us the story of young Liz and her family and neighbor's as they build their own raft and prepare for the coming floods to take them to the "up above". This story is told from the perspective of an older Liz who has been asked to tell her story 15 years after the happenings of the Big Flood. As we are told the story, we are taken into the past and see things from the point of view of young Liz with the occasional commentary from the older and wiser Liz. We learn about Liz's family, her mother Leah and two brothers, Mark and Andrew. Andrew is quickly whisked away to the Navy so his part in the story is mostly over the radio communicating with his family. Mark is a genius when it comes to engineering and building the raft and takes on quite a bit of the construction design of Leah's Folly, the name of their raft. Other members who made up the majority of the crew are Rabbi Gersen, veterinarian Dr Peterson, his wife Shirley and her elderly father Mr Thompson and Dr Pham, a dentist. As Leah's Folly makes their way through the 'up above" they are joined by other rafts that band together and add on a few new members to their "family" one of whom is Daniel, who eventually becomes Liz's husband.  A little on the slow side at times and definitely not as action packed as some disaster tales, Raft People has an edge over the action with its near realistic portrayal of what life would be like in this new world. There wouldn't be action and adventure around every bend. There would be days when all that was done was monitoring the gear, doing the chores and other various mundane acts. While it's not as fast paced as some books I've read, I truly enjoyed the story. I liked learning about what they did to build and fortify the raft they were building, how they prepared to live off the raft once they were afloat and the interpersonal relationships with the highs and lows that are a factor in normal life let alone living in a small space with a group of very different individuals.