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Ramona Ausubel

Autor(a) de No One Is Here Except All of Us

9+ Works 1,120 Membros 88 Críticas

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Obras por Ramona Ausubel

No One Is Here Except All of Us (2012) 402 exemplares
A Guide to Being Born: Stories (2013) 256 exemplares
Awayland: Stories (2018) 146 exemplares
The Last Animal (2023) 115 exemplares
Tributaries 1 exemplar
Fairyland 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 (2010) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Ausubel, Ramona
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Educação
University of California Irvine (MFA)

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I'm not going to lie. I think this has been the oddest book I have ever read. That being said, I still enjoyed some of the stories in it and the author definitely got me feeling some things for the characters in her stories. I would recommend this book to adults only. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
 
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Beammey | 28 outras críticas | Dec 21, 2023 |
 
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JBarringer | 35 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |
A mixed bag of a book. This book is about but is not enough about mammoths, cutting edge science, feminism, or women in science. Instead, this book centers on extinctions, broadly defined: megafauna extinction, prehistoric humanoid extinction, personal extinction, familial extinction, and possibly the biggest one of all, the very real possibility of global extinction through climate change. It's a weighty theme and the author is at their best at moments when the characters realize that despite their hopes and wishes, extinction is permanent. There's no coming back from it, which generates the grief that permeates the novel.

Greater character development was needed. We never have a sense of what's really driving the characters apart from grief. Grief is powerful, but it's not enough to explain many of their choices. There's a lack of depth to relationship between the father and daughters, as if they never really knew each other, so it's hard to understand why they're so overwhelmed with grief. We also don't have any other real information about Jane other than that she's a grieving widow and having a hard time parenting teenagers as a single mother. There's also not quite enough action or unexpected developments to sustain the readers' interest and certain plot points that could have given the novel a push are never explored. (Why does Jane never refer to The Professor by name? Are the British couple really the villains? They never really feel that sinister, just odd.) At one point, literally all of the main characters are just hanging out on an Italian estate doing nothing waiting for something to happen but it's never quite clear what they're waiting for. It would not have been hard to add some suspense and action to this novel, which I regret to say ended about the way I expected. I love the idea and exploring the theme of extinction, but this wasn't the book I was hoping for.
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lisamunro | 2 outras críticas | Nov 20, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
9
Also by
1
Membros
1,120
Popularidade
#22,935
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
88
ISBN
41
Línguas
3

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