The End of the Ocean: A Novel
From the author of the number-one international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating story of the power of nature and the human spirit that explores the threat of a devastating worldwide drought, witnessed through the lives of a father, a daughter, and a woman who will risk her life to save the future.
In 2019, seventy-year-old Signe sets sail alone on a hazardous
The story is told in two time periods. Signe's narrative is told in 2017. Signe, a seventy year old woman in Norway, mostly recalls flashbacks from her childhood throughout her young adult life; her memories reflect the growing climate change and the power of water. David's ...more
Seventy year old Signe, is crusty, angry, fueled by that anger, and has one more point to make, one more point to drive home, about the damage ...more
The book follows two timelines:
In 2017 we follow the story of sixty seven year old Signe who all her life has battled thoughtless industry practises that have a detrimental impact on the environment.
And in 2041 we follow the story of David and his little girl Lou who are living in an all too realistic post-apocalyptic version of our future where drought ...more
I enjoy Maja Lunde's writing. Her characters are wonderful and complex, usually set against a bleak future. We have Signe set in 2017 and her life, growing near a glacier. Her protests against extracting glacial ice for expensive drinks in the Middle East. Then there is David in 2041, who is a climate refugee with his daughter Lou. They got ...more
I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in order to provide an honest review.
The End of the Ocean is the first book that I have read by Maja Lunde, thought I have heard many things and seen many reviews of her book The History of Bees.
The End of the Ocean is a story that follows a 70-year-old woman, Signe. She is a woman who is driven by her passion for the land and nature that is all around her. She will not and does not compromise on her ideals or ...more
In 2041, David and his little girl, Lou, have fled a terrible fire. Theyve been separated ...more
I had so high expectations for this book, and sadly, that probably ruins it.
It's been a while since I raed this, so this review will be short, but I swear, I could probably talk about it for ages.
Signe, one of our main characters, was one of the most annoying characters I have every read about, that was not supposed to be annoying. I skimmed through her first chapters and I liked the first chapters about David and Lou. But then, they started annoying me as well.
By no means is this a bad ...more
He wanted a comfortable life.
She wanted to save the world.
Would their love survive?
of the Ocean by Maja Lunde is a compelling dystopian novel and a warning. It is also a heartbreaking story of lovers torn asunder by social forces.
The exotic pristine beauty of Norway is the symbol of the beauty and perfection of the world--which humankind is willing to sacrifice to continue an unsustainable lifestyle.
Signe's mother was willing to destroy their ...more
Signe, angry and frustrated, narrates a story that is her life, a battle with people who are degrading the environment. David and Lou, in 2041, are in a refugee camp in drought-stricken Europe.
The story eventually connects Signe and David ...more
Again Maja connects various points in time and describes a possible future scenario - this time a European future where the southern parts of the continet are about to turn into deserts. To imagine this future it surely helped that I read it during a very hot and dry ...more
I'm one of those who think this is better than the previous one. So good and made me think a lot.
If you have a vague interest in this, read it.
What if our current climate changed and there was a shortage of water? This story follows Signe, in current day, as well as David and his daughter Lou in post-apocalyptic times, through these environmental changes and ...more
Signe is a 70 year old Norwegian woman. It is 2017 and she has spent her life as an activist sailing to various man-made ecological shambles (is she an elderly Greta Thundberg?). She is in her last campaign and reminisces on her life and love.
For David and his young daughter, Lou it is 2041 in Southern Europe. A long drought sees a land of refugees, hunger and families being uprooted.
Signe's story is engaging and interesting. David's story is more ...more
This book is really amazing and I think everybody should read it. I think it's that kind of book who stay in my mind for long time. I really enjoy it!
I might have liked t more if I wlouldn't have read The history of bees first. I think Maja definatelly did not ...more
There is nothing scarier than seeing a dark future coming and being unable to change course and avoid it. This story is all ...more
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