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The Prophet at the Bridge

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Soon after a floating campus sets off on a one-year trip around the world, a pandemic threatens to kill the earth's population. The select but unsuspecting students onboard are asked to adhere to unfamiliar religious principles. Who would want to resist? The global economy is collapsing, violence is spreading in the cities and the world outside
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Published (first published July 1st 2011)
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Nov 14, 2012 M Strawberry Reviews rated it really liked it
In some ways, this novel reminded me of Sheri S. Tepper, and I mean that as high praise since Ms. Tepper is one of my all-time favorite authors. Religion is one of the main topics here, and is touched upon frequently as survivors of an deadly epidemic try to survive in the world that remains. Some parts of the story were very smooth-flowing, while others were clunky and a bit difficult to get through. This story has plenty of potential, and sometimes requires patience to get through certain part ...more
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Aug 03, 2011 Sift Book Reviews rated it it was ok
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This is a novel brimming with interesting ideas. The ideas flow as the sea, sometimes peacefully, sometimes on choppy, wind-driven waves. Unfortunately, the vast constellation of ideas never seems to coalesce around a story. The gist of the story is the birth of a new religion close in flavour to the current Baha’i faith, established by the prophet, Abiel Metteyya, and his followers as they navigate the high seas during an epidemic that kills a good portion of the world’s population and reconfig ...more
Aug 26, 2011 Tami rated it it was amazing
A group of students board a ship called The Palimpsest. Their parents have enrolled these young men and women into a special university of sorts. The truth is that these students have little understanding about what they will be studying or even how long they will be gone. The only one who seems to know anything is the captain, a mysterious man with an otherworldly air to him.

At first, everything seems pretty normal and the students look to get to know each other better. Then, everything turns
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