Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: Fish Tank

Professor Brown could hear Augustus banging around down below and wondered what he was doing.
p. 1, Fish Tank: A Fable for Our Times by Scott Bischke

 For Friday 56:
The other creatures could be happy as vegetarians, so for them the change to algae was no big deal. But not so Push and Dusty, who suddenly formed a strange alliance. 
p. 56, Fish Tank: A Fable for Our Times by Scott Bischke

I put my name in for the giveaway in Goodreads but didn't win. Some time after I got a message from the author asking me if I was interested in a copy, albeit a miscut cover. Miscut covers are not a problem - I happily said yes! 

Definitely not a Finding Nemo copycat, though it initially smacked of it for me. I  am glad I reserved judgement. This is a quick read, but boy, does it deliver! I'll be posting my review soon!
 
The author has this to say about what he hopes for his readers:
Fish Tank exists for a simple reason: to engage people—via a hopefully captivating story—in thinking about the critical issue of our times, climate change. My ultimate goal for the book is to help change society’s discussion from one of denial and “Who cares?” to one of understanding and “What can I do?” The success or failure of that goal, of course, rests with its readers. But for me, I am certain of one thing: I want to leave the next generation and generations to come the world they deserve, not one that has limitations put upon it by my generation’s sense of entitlement, lack of foresight, or, perhaps worse yet, complacency. 
I am most hopeful that you enjoy the book, and that it gives you pause to reflect. If you enjoy it and believe it has a message for our society, I would be honored if you let other folks know. 
So, what are you reading lately?

14 comments:

  1. Fish in alliance... sounds cool!

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    1. it sure it, freda! hope you're having a great sunday!

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  2. LOL, not sure if this one would work for me. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. my thoughts exactly, janet ruth. i actually started thinking that this wasnt my cup of tea - but surprise, surprise!

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  3. It makes me wonder.............fish, an alliance????

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    1. odd and intriguing! yup the sea animals had their own camps - lots of conniving going on!

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  4. This sounds interesting. I do like fables, and if it reminds you of Finding Nemo, that's another plus. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. it's not quite like finding nemo, chris. though i have to say that storytelling is excellent! i highly recommend!

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  5. Sounds interesting! Wonder what the change in algae was?

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    1. the sea animals were eating fish food -- which ran out. and had to shift to algae.

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  6. I look forward to reading your review. I'm a grandma who cares what condition our earth will be in for my grand babies future. The book sounds very interesting. Happy Summer!

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    1. soon, lady d! i;m working on the review - this book is definitely worth reading!

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