Friday, February 14, 2014

Phoenix Island: A Tale of Disaster, Survival and Rebirth

Sunday was such a nice lazy day! I spent almost the whole day just laying around reading my book.

I was reading Phoenix Island: A Tale of Disaster, Survival and Rebirth by Charlotte Paul

The person that picked this book warned us that the beginning was a little rough but if you made it to when they were "on the island" it got better.

That's for sure!

If I had not known that I would have totally abandoned this book in the first few chapters. BUT once they get to the island parts it gets so much better.

The story begins with an experiment with a bomb. This underwater bomb causes a tsunami which sends it's rippling effect over the ocean and many islands.

There is a dinner party going on on Phoenix Island. It's a strange mix of people and suddenly they are all there stranded in their party attire with no shelter, no food and no one knowing they are there.

This story is so interesting because it goes through all the stages I would imagine you would go through in this situation. From scared, depressed, a little Lord of The Flies type action, becoming primal and one you wouldn't expect, contentment.

I can't wait to see what everyone else in book club thought of it!Pin It

1 comment:

Chris H said...

That movie is called The Terminal, and I have watched it about 50-60 times? I have a movie on while I'm sewing, so listen to them more than watch them.
I like the sound of that book too. I dislike books that are slow to get into... so maybe I would have stopped reading before getting to the 'interesting' part.
Would you believe I lost 6.10 kilos this week! That is 13 and a half pounds. Most will be fluid of course... I hope to have a more 'realistic' loss next week.
How are you doing with your's? Planning on losing more, or maintaining what you have lost?

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