The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King

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This novel switches between characters but is predominantly about Gabriel, a scientist who has disappeared from his post at chemical co. Domidion, and the CEO, Dorian. Gabriel goes to a reserve (on which his mom and sister lived) in order to commit suicide, but only after taking in the devastation inadvertently wreaked on the area by one his chemical creations. On a positive note, the book is very readable because it has some good writing. On the downside, the characters are superficial and undeveloped, there are lots of time shifts for no obvious reason, and the coincidences are too neat and tidy.

Gwenamon says: Meh, but I didn’t hate it

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