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Untimely Journey based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Have you ever been curious about Lake Bonneville, the predecessor to the Great Salt Lake in Utah, which was the size of Lake Michigan during the last ice age? Have you ever looked up at the "benches" left by receding shorelines spaced down the sides of the western front of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah and wondered what the surrounding wilderness was like then? Then this is a book for you, as it was for me! The author obviously draws on his broad experience as a research biologist in that area to paint a very interesting picture of the flora and fauna that existed at that prehistoric time. For me, this was the main draw that got me reading, though I believe it was primarily intended for an audience younger than I. The story line requires one to briefly "suspend disbelief" as the teen-aged protagonists are transported from current times back to the ice age (but no more so in its way than "The Dome)." Once there the story is interesting and entertaining and does not disappoint in describing the trees, plants, and animals that were common then, in the context of their much different envionment. There are religious overtones sprinkled throughout, but that did not detract from the reading experience at all for me, and may add very significant value for others. The "violence" is very mild by current standards, and the "sexual content" is implied rather than overt and seems suitable for young readers in that regard. I found this book well worthwhile, well written and well edited -- there are a few glitches, but they are far from significant. If you are interested in the prehistorical or religious themes the author interweaves, I highly recommend this book.