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The Snowflake Rebellion

2.0 of 5 stars 2.00  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The Snowflake Rebellion is a novel about the ultimate Alaska tea party - a satirical thriller about political rebellion gone wild. A young couple moves to Alaska from the East. Deeply in love, Colin and Sheila Callihan take opposing paths, he an oil company geologist, she an environmental activist. He discovers a vast oil reservoir on the North Slope; she becomes his most ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Arctic Tern Books
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Karl Schaeffer
What can I say, the cover has the Alaskan flag, a tank, and a naked woman. It doesn't get any better than this! I think Tom Brennan was Dan Fagan before Dan Fagan was Dan Fagan (...he was just that guy on the Channel 2 News). Very timely reading, given the article in the NYT about Alaska getting $7 fo federal money for every dollar of federal taxes paid vs New York state which gets 70 cents in federal money for every dollar paid in federal taxes. this prompted Newsweel to ask if Alaska should se ...more
Savannah
Oh dear: this is just awful: heavy-handed preaching instead of plot. No, seriously: the first part of the book is a tedious and abbreviated and anti-environmentalist/pro-oil recounting of Alaska's history. The only suspense there is how much and where the author puts his spin. Then the plot per se begins, tediously. It's all "told" instead of experienced, there's no characterization, people act fairly much out of character, such as their characters have been sketched in, and the spin turns to bl ...more
Ronald Schoedel
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. I thought a book about a fictional Alaska secession would be more developed in it's plot. There's a lot about how the protagonists' backgrounds, and how the male lead gets roped into the secessionists schemes, but once the ball actually gets rolling, it's over.

I'm no big fan of big oil, per se, but there is no doubt about it's importance to our state's economy. However, I doubt a real Alaskan secession would revolve around oil. I think the federal go
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