So far the trip had zigzagged across the Great Plains to Boise and then to Spokane where, in an airport motel, he had watched a documentary on super-volcanoes. then, airborne before dawn to Los Angeles he nodded off. But when sunlight flooded through the airliner's tiny window he suddenly awoke and blanched at what he saw. Smearing the tops of the White Mountains bordering the western edge of Nevada were billows of red clouds. "It must have erupted!" he gasped, reaching to press the call button. When, though, he saw the flight attendant approaching he muttered to himself, "Damn, she'll think I'm an idiot if I tell her that I saw a volcano explode."
This was one of the most unique books I've ever read. The Fountain of Youth premise was thoughtfully written and well-executed. I can tell that Crawford spent a lot of time researching to write this book. I love to read a book where it's obvious that the author has a good grip on what he's writing about.
The love stories fell a little short for my personal taste; I guess I am a "love junkie" who needs a consuming love story in every book. This book wasn't one of my favorites; however, I think that there were tons of people who would disagree with me. The Lake was well done and I would recommend it to anyone interested in science, politics, or the environment.
Just One Gripe:
There were parts that felt slow to me. The pacing was more of a non-fiction pace at times.
The Best Thing About This Book:
The premise is unique.
Appropriate for a younger audience:
Total Score: 12/25
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an impartial review.