What If You Have A Half A Second To Stop The Extinction Of The Human Race What If That Pivotal Day To Save Humanity Depends On You Saving Your Own Life Catherine S Life And Humanity S Continued Existence Depend On Her Ability And Willingness To Believe In An Altered, Future Timeline With A Cololny Of Earth Inhabitants It Couldn T Come At A Worse Time Catherine S Father Dies Unexpectedly The Pressure Of Her Research And Advocacy Work Adds Dead Weight To Her Life S Precarious Tipping Points Catherine S Losing Battles Includes Sleep Deprivation Sleep Eludes Her, Because When It Does Come, She Finds Herself Repeatedly Dreaming About Standing On The Same High Plateau With Her Greyhound Dog, Addy, Surrounded By Plants And Animals And Insects, And Then Poof The Living Landscape Transforms Into Ash


10 thoughts on “The Plateau

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    What if a person who lived in Hitler s time was told what would happen and that they could prevent all the atrocities, but the person who had to die to avert the violence was Albert Einstein The Plateau finito nelle mie cose da leggere grazie a Samanta Lien della JKSCommunications Literary Publicity che mi ha contattato proponendomi questo interessantissimo libro Non fatevi ingannare dalla copertina, che induce a credere si tratti di un libro per bambini Questo tutto tranne che un libro di fiabe un libro che accenna ad un passaggio critico nella storia del nostro pianeta, che strizza l occhio a problemi che ci affliggono da vicino un libro che parla di noi ed un libro che va preso seriamente.Cosa succede se si ha solo un secondo per fermare l estinzione della razza umana Cosa se questo giorno cruciale dipende direttamente dal salvare la propria vita La vita di Catherine e l esistenza di tutta l umanit dipende dalla sua abilit e dalla sua volont di credere in un alterata linea temporale futura con una colonia di abitanti terrestri Non potrebbe capitare in un momento peggiore Il padre di Catherine morto da poco inaspettatamente La pressione delle sue ricerche e del suo lavoro si sommano portando la sua vita ad un precario punto di rottura Le battaglie che Catherine sta perdendo includono la mancanza di sonno Il sonno le sfugge, quando la raggiunge si ritrova a sognare di trovarsi su uno spiano con il suo cane Addy, e un estranea Keitha e il su cane Murphey circondata da piante, animali ed insetti e poi in un momento il paesaggio si trasforma in cenere Catherine non sospetta che lei non solo il punto di contatto ma avr un ruolo importantissimo nella lotta per la sopravvivenza, e dovr accettare in pieno il suo destino per poter essere davvero utile Questo il primo libro di una trilogia molto particolare che si divide tra due mondi paralleli e che mette a confronto e unisce due donne Catherine e Keitha Entrambe molto forti, entrambe con un ruolo fondamentale Divise dal tempo e dallo spazio ma unite dalla possibilit di salvare il mondo cos come lo conoscono Questo uno di quei libri totalmente brutali, che raccontano le cose come stanno e rendono il lettore cosciente dei pericoli in cui si pu imbattere La narrazione in terza persona, portata avanti alternando i punti di vista delle due donne aiuta a immedesimarsi con entrambe anche se rallenta notevolmente la narrazione intermezzata da descrizioni storiche dettagliate e molte volte inutili ai fini della trama in s A volte mi sono ritrovata a saltarle completamente Ma in s per s la storia avvincente e ci si ritrova a temere ad ogni passoCatherine un ingegnere ambientale immersa in alcune ricerche che le portano via tempo Affiancata da Henry, suo marito, che ho semplicemente adorato per il suo affetto e la sua dedizione alla moglie, Catherine deve fare il salto di fede pi ampio ed accettare una realt che non le appartiene e in cui non si riconosce Keitha invece una donna impulsiva, passionale, che non si lascia fermare da nulla, che vive in una colonia chiusa, che si isola dagli altri e che preferisce vivere nel suo mondo, accompagnata dal fedele compagno a quattro zampe Murphey che la difende fieramente da tutti i pericoli che la possono minacciare, senza tentennare mai Ma Keitha cerca di nascondersi anche dalla propria famiglia, in cui tutti sono dotati di capacit speciali, poteri mentali molto forti, legati alla coscienza collettiva che aggiungono una forte componente anche paranormale se vogliamo Soprattutto Keitha ce l ha con la madre Clara che le ha nascosto per tanti anni un terribile segreto e l ha completamente allontanata quando era una ragazzina Per non parlare del padre Greer, un uomo affascinante e pieno di risorse, completamente impegnato nell aiutare le due donne della sua vita E infine tra i personaggi importanti nella colonia c sicuramente Terran, un uomo dal passato oscuro, con un compito molto importante In realt si ha tutto un contorno di altri personaggi secondari che vanno ad accrescere la complessit della storia e rendono ancora pi importante il compito delle due donne Il passato e il futuro si uniscono per arrivare a dei risultati, risultati che sono fondamentali per la sopravvivenza Il bello di questo libro proprio la commistione tra realt storica e finzione scenica e il fatto che tutto legato e ha un importanza fondamentale.Il particolare da non dimenticare Un diario Vi invito a leggere questo libro estremamente istruttivo, dalle atmosfere quasi incantate e percorso da una realt e una tragicit unica Veramente peculiare, mi ha lasciata scossa e incredibilmente curiosa di leggere il seguito.Buona lettura guys Ringrazio infinitamente Samantha Lien e JKSCommunications Literary Publicity per avermi concesso l opportunit di leggere questo libro in cambio della mia onesta opinione Grazie.Recensione anche sul mio blog


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    The Plateau Please don t be scared off by the cover, I know it seems like it might be a children s novel but it s not It s remarkable in so many ways The story begins with Catherine, an environmental engineer, who feels overwhelmed both by what happens around her and by what happens in her dreams Henry is the faithful husband who tries to understand the things that he can t see or feel while encouraging her to experience them rather then fear them And there is Keitha, the archivist from the future and a possible descendant of Catherine s family Keitha is a powerful perceptive who has seen images of Catherine since she was young.Keitha, with the help of her mother and father, realizes that she has to connect with Catherine on a deeper level Not only to save herself and her colony but to stop the Machiavellian s from changing an event that could possibly affect the future in unspeakable ways To gain Catherine s trust Keitha begins by appearing to her on Mesa filled with animals that are near extinction Catherine, flanked by her greyhound Addy, is mystified by these animals some of which she has no way of knowing After a few mistakes on Keitha s part, Catherine begins to grudgingly trust that these dreams aren t her subconscious but a real visitation.Both Catherine and Keitha are strong females fighting for what they believe in Survival The overall theme of this first novel is what are really doing to the world that we life in and what possibly could our descendants end up living in How would you feel if you met a descendant of yours from 200 years in the future and they told you that they had to live under ground because it was the only place safe any How sad would that realization be This book raised so many questions for me and inspired me to do research of my own But honestly everything was so beautifully outlined that I could easily understand all the topics and what it meant for the world around us.The characters are so real and engrossing that I literally missed my bus stop one morning on the way to work This book just sucks you in and makes you want to care about Henry, Catherine, Keitha, Greer and so many other characters It makes you care about their issues and which way their lives could possibly end up Maureen Dudley was able to spin magic with her words, creating a world so close to our own along with a world that may be our ending place if things don t change It was wonderfully written and quickly paced.


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    The Plateau Voices of the Earth by Maureen DudleyI received this book as part of the Summer Reads Blog Tour, summer reads for the whole family.Besides highlighting the event I wanted to read all the books in the category so you, the reader would know about them from my view.This one starts out with Catherine and her father is in the hospital with a heart attack She travels to be with him and her twin sister, Maria who is there who is dead.Her husband Henry will meet her there She endures many sights along the way.The story is also following a colony that lives under the earth and they are able to foresee the happenings of the people that helped form the earth.Ternan is able to see exactly what is happening to Catherine and her father and others He attempts to gain historical documents so he and others can trace the past.It was a bit confusing to see how the two are related and their pasts as you learn about them over time Good story but on a bit of science fictionMystical, Magical powers where they can be transferred to others when one dies So much to learnThere is a mental bond between the present and the past and if they can they might be able to change the events of the past leaving the paths to the present differentSaga continues on in Book 2 and then Book 3.I received this book from JKS Communications in exchange for my honest review.


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    The premise of this book was interesting and the topic was important I have many of the same interests and concerns as the author and I thought the ideas regarding our impacts on the future were right on The only problem I had with this book is that I loved the story so much, but I had a hard time reading through the descriptions of history that tended to bog down the story a little Perhaps this is because I was already familiar with many of the environmental findings, political manipulations, reversals of policy, etc.The two main female characters were very similar in personality to the point of being annoying Fortunately I really cared about them, but was concerned that they would NEVER accomplish the necessary meeting of the minds.The author is obviously passionate about this subject, and her passion was transferred to the book and so to me I just wish the historical description had been shorter or had been in an appendix Thanks for the opportunity to read this.


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    This book speaks truly to the heart Full of facts and information, ye staying true to its fictional setting, Dudley s story is a warning to us all I loved the character of Keitha She was head strong, vivid and realistic I could imagine clearly what she would do in different situations The personalities of the dogs were also captivating, with their unique place within this tale Various classic science fiction and time traveling notions are woven within this story, and yet Dudley somehow manages to keep it fresh and new Complicated issues and paradoxes are never ignored, nor are they explained by fanciful inventions Instead they are noted and skillfully become points for the characters themselves to discuss and debate I very much enjoyed this book A must for all those interested in the future.


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    I really enjoyed reading this book about people from the future communicating with people in today s time about how their events can impact people for generations The first few chapters were kind of hard to follow because I felt really confused but once I got past chapter three I was completely involved Very well written and informative about some environmental things, I think it is a very good book for older children even I definitely look forward to reading the other two books in this trilogy I won a copy of this book in the Goodreads giveaway.