Sep 12, 2008, 9:18:58 AM9/12/08
to No Tomorrow
Here's my take.
No tomorrow is a human story about relationships and the science
behind climate change. The book is dedicated “To the future ...and
those who want one”. Though it is a work of fiction, the story is very
real and, to some, therapeutic. It follows a documentary project by a
young bright journalist looking at the science in the debates around
climate change. Given the wide spectrum of views and interest on such
matters, there is the inevitable, yet entertaining, flying of sparks.
The story provides, through light reading, an exploration of a range
of subjects from science to love, community, family, friends, sports,
cyberspace and life in general. These somewhat serious matters are
covered in a way that deeply engages, the reader without causing
trauma. It is written with charm and wit and can be hard to put down
in spite of some detailed coverage, in certain chapters, of the
culinary arts that would may very well appeal to everyone from
accomplished chefs to reluctant cooks.
South Africa's poet-laureate Keorapetse “Willie” Kgositsile once
warned that to right well, people should read a lot first. No Tomorrow
demonstrates this truth and the versatility of the writer. It would
make a good gift for any occasion or relationship.