Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Day After Tomorrow (A novelization by Whitley Strieber)

Synopsis :

The Beginning Of The End

It's a fiercely hot summer, so hot that the north pole's heat record is broken by fifty degrees.  Massive ice melt stuns the world as open ocean appears at the pole for the first time in living memory.  Deep under the Atlantic Ocean, currents crucial to life react, dropping south - and suddenly, storms of unprecedented ferocity start exploding over the arctic as cold air returns, slamming into the heat with cataclysmic results.  The storm grow until they form a blizzard and gigantic blizzard unlike anything ever seen before.  A stunned humanity realizes that a second ice age is about to engulf the earth.

Climatologist Jack Hall tried to warn people of the approaching peril - but it may already be too late for any hope of survival.  Now he must not only find a way to reverse the rampant ecological destruction that is transforming the world into a frigid wasteland, but also rescue his rebellious son, who is one of the millions trapped in the ice depths of a frozen New York City.

I enjoyed the movie (watched it 3 times) and I enjoyed the book (read it 3 times too), the recent being just couple of days ago.  Normally I am not a fan of movies tie-in books but I really make an exception in this case. 

I enjoyed how the story developed and while it's an extreme story on the effect of global warming on our planet, it's also a wake up call for us to be more considerate towards the world as we know it for it might 'disappear' one of these days.  It was also the story of human survivor in the face of world disaster. It was the story of a father's extreme love for his son and while others were being evacuated to the South, he traveled to the 'eye of the storm' to be with his son.

At the end of the book, the world was no longer as we know her but she's changed forever, human being were changed forever too but yet, we survive.

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