The Cloud Seeders
written by James Zerndt
published by James Zerndt
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by Pump Up Your Book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I liked it.
The resolutions felt a bit rushed, as though the author wanted to write a second volume, changed his mind, and then tried to fit everything into the last few chapters. I guess I just really wanted it to be longer.
At any rate, I’m enamored with Zerndt’s juxtaposition of dystopia and poetry. It’s unexpected, and it works.
Would I recommend it: Sure. It’s a quick little read, and if you can handle a bit of poetry with your doomsday forecast, I say go for it!
Will I read it again: Not until I shrink my to-do list a bit, but I’m pretty sure I could squeeze in some time for a sequel. Is there a sequel? Will you pretty please write a sequel, Mr. Zerndt? For me? =)
About the book: Serve Your Country, Conserve Your Water, Observe Your Neighbor
This is the slogan of the Sustainability Unit and of a country gone eco-hysterical. After nearly twelve months without rain and the hinges of the world barely still oiled, Thomas and his younger brother, Dustin, set out across a drought-ridden landscape in search of answers. What they discover along the way will change their lives, and their country, forever.
The Cloud Seeders weaves humor and heartache, as well as poetry and science, into a unique novel that defies categorization.
About the author: James Zerndt lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son. His poetry has appeared in The Oregonian Newspaper, and his fiction has most recently appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal and SWINK magazine. He rarely refers to himself in the third person.