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Love in the Cretaceous

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Love in the Cretaceous akes place in a dinosaur park in Oregon a hundred years in the future. Ted Beebe has lost the love of his life and must suddenly find his way alone in old age. He finds young people to take the place of his wife and himself in assuring the survival of Cretaceous World, the park his wife and he created. Global warming has proceeded as predicted, and t ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published May 8th 2017 by Anaphora Literary Press
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Tom Johnson
Oct 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
“Boring Dinosaur Yarn”

Cretaceous Park in Oregon a hundred years in the future. Ted & Becky Beebe run the dinosaur park like a movie studio, with actors playing their parts. There are nine pairs of genetically created dinosaurs, such as Dorothy & Roger the T-Rex pair, and Bruce & Phyllis the Brontosaurus pair. When Becky dies of Stander’s disease, Ted is left to run the park, and at 68 he needs to find a couple to take their place, and soon.

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Hope Douglas
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love in the Cretaceous is a brilliant book that deals with the fate of humanity in the circumstances of drastic global warming. It uses a dinosaur park a hundred years in the future as a foil for meditation on the destiny of life on Earth. The plot arc focuses on a love story that involves three generations of a family which is as consciously created as the genetically engineered dinosaurs in Cretaceous World. Life at a human scale set within the context of life at a global scale that constantly ...more
Polly Krize
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a little difficult to read in that I felt no connection with any characters in it. The writing seemed to skim over the story, adding no details or descriptive passages. The premise sounds good, sort of a Jurassic Park-like setting in the future, but in my opinion, this book missed the boat.
Robin
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love in the Cretaceous runs on a mix of narrative energy and metaphysical consideration. What happens to the human heart when it simultaneously faces devastating personal loss and a threat with global implications?
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Howard W. Robertson lives in Eugene, Oregon, where his ancestors arrived as members of the Lost Wagon Train of 1853. He has previously published two books of fiction and ten books of poetry. He has won the Sinclair Poetry Prize, the Robinson Jeffers Prize for Poetry, the Bumbershoot Award, and numerous other competitions. His work has been published in Nest, Literal Latté, Nimrod, Fireweed, and ma ...more