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message 1: by Arthur (last edited Aug 12, 2020 04:22PM) (new)

Arthur Jeon | 8 comments I'm new to Goodreads and need my book description changed again... Caught a typo on the last one. So this is it:

How far would you go to reverse today’s climate change emergency? A scholarship student at a private high school decides he must kill the president as an act of environmental protection.
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18-year-old Ben Wallace didn’t set out to become an environmental activist, let alone a presidential assassin. But after a mind-altering experience and two near tragedies, Ben discovers some facts about earth’s rapid global warming and none of it is good news:

• “A Species Goes Extinct Every 20 Minutes, Over 26,000 A Year” – Biological Diversity
• “Worldwide, 7 Million People A Year Die from Air Pollution” – Science Daily
• “Humankind Has Wiped Out 60% of All Animals Since 1970” – The Guardian
• “President Sells Off Drilling and Mining Rights in Arctic Wildlife Refuge” – NY Times

Ben becomes outraged by the president’s climate change lies, attacks on climate science, and destruction of the natural world. He decides there is only one solution—a desperate, but necessary act of environmental activism and social justice to protect his generation—Ben must kill POTUS.

At his exclusive private school, Ben becomes a loner, self-isolated from the other students who appear—on Instagram anyway—not to have a care in the world. Not a single student seems to notice the planet is burning. Well, they will damn sure notice this. Skipping his meds and therapist to prepare for his mission, the actions of this teenage vegan begin to totter between madness and morality.

During the six weeks leading up to his assassination of the President of the United States, Ben realizes he’ll never get close enough to kill the president with a gun. Instead, he hatches a realistic hi-tech strategy, meticulously prepping for the daunting challenge he faces to kill a president.

Throughout this controversial climate change novel, Ben grapples with the philosophical, practical, and moral reasons that make his radical actions necessary. Mr. Hale, Ben's STEM teacher, and a former Navy Seal sees that his best student is struggling and attempts to take Ben under his wing. But Hale makes a fateful mistake by ignoring the signs of Ben's unraveling.

The events tighten into a gripping suspense thriller racing dead-ahead to a shocking conclusion nobody could foresee. This book will leave you questioning life as it is, and whether you too should become a climate change activist fighting environmental destruction and mankind’s extinction.

⚠ WARNING: Snowflake is a Cli-Fi novel and political thriller with a narrative structure that springs from Ben's brief journal entries, a ritual that helps him process his overactive mind into a singular confessional voice. Equal parts climate thriller, think piece, and spiritual journey, the book is a fiction/nonfiction hybrid. It swims the current of America's craziest cultural waters and terrifying global warming facts. But the climate science Ben cites is real, the politics are true, and the president’s attacks against the environment are accurate. So, as it promotes the truth about climate change, some may find Snowflake a dark and disturbing novel.⚠


message 2: by Nay (new)

Nay (4ukcats) | 191 comments Arthur wrote: "I'm new to Goodreads and need my book description changed again... Caught a typo on the last one. So this is it:

How far would you go to reverse today’s climate change emergency? A scholarship stu..."


Updated!


message 3: by Arthur (new)

Arthur Jeon | 8 comments Thank you, Renee. I appreciate it. I'm sure Goodreads is trying to fix the ability for authors to do this themselves, ala Amazon.


message 4: by Arthur (new)

Arthur Jeon | 8 comments Hi, I'm back trying to edit my book's description to include editor's choice for booklife and a few other changes. Please help! Here is new description:

★ EDITOR'S CHOICE, Booklife ★

A scholarship student at a private high school decides he must kill the president as an act of environmental protection.

18-year-old Ben Wallace didn’t set out to become an environmental activist, let alone a presidential assassin. But after a mind-altering experience and two near tragedies, Ben discovers some facts about earth’s rapid global warming and none of it is good news:

“A Species Goes Extinct Every 20 Minutes, Over 26,000 A Year” – Biological Diversity
“Worldwide, 7 Million People A Year Die from Air Pollution” – Science Daily
“Humankind Has Wiped Out 60% of All Animals Since 1970” – The Guardian
“President Sells Off Drilling and Mining Rights in Arctic Wildlife Refuge” – NY Times

Ben becomes outraged by the president’s climate change lies, attacks on climate science, and destruction of the natural world. He decides there is only one solution—a desperate, but necessary act of environmental activism and social justice to protect his generation—Ben must kill POTUS.

At his exclusive private school, Ben becomes a loner, self-isolated from the other students who appear—on Instagram anyway—not to have a care in the world. Not a single student seems to notice the planet is burning. It's all too much denial and lies – he's got to act! Skipping his meds and therapist to prepare for his mission, the actions of this teenage vegan stress-tests the line between madness and morality.

During the six weeks leading up to his assassination of the President of the United States, Ben realizes he’ll never get close enough to kill the president with a gun. Instead, he hatches a realistic hi-tech strategy, meticulously prepping for the daunting challenge he faces to assassinate a president.

Throughout this controversial climate change novel, Ben grapples with the philosophical, practical, and moral reasons that make his radical actions necessary. Mr. Hale, Ben's STEM teacher, and a former Navy Seal sees that his best student is struggling and attempts to take Ben under his wing. But Hale makes a fateful mistake by ignoring the signs of Ben's unraveling.

The events tighten into a gripping suspense thriller racing to a shocking conclusion. For those who feel like its young protagonist, angry and helpless as we blow past irreversible tipping points, the novel is an urgent battle cry – if not to take up arms, then to become a climate change activist fighting environmental destruction and mankind’s extinction.

⚠ WARNING: Snowflake is a Cli-Fi novel and political thriller with a narrative structure that springs from Ben's brief journal entries, a ritual that helps him process his overactive mind into a singular confessional voice. Equal parts climate thriller, think piece, and spiritual journey, the book is contemporary historical fiction – it swims the current of America's craziest cultural waters and terrifying global warming facts. But the climate science Ben cites is real, the politics are true, and the president’s attacks against the environment are accurate. So, as it promotes the truth about climate change, some may find Snowflake a dark and disturbing novel.⚠


message 5: by Nay (new)

Nay (4ukcats) | 191 comments Done!


message 6: by Arthur (new)

Arthur Jeon | 8 comments Hi Nay, Thanks so much for this. I have to say, I'm a newbie to Goodreads and not finding it very intuitive! Is there a reason I'm not simply allowed to adjust my own book details? Also, is there a place to add editorial reviews on your book page?


message 7: by Scott (new)

Scott | 22240 comments The site has no idea that you are the author. If you want to claim the profile, you can visit the link near the bottom of it that asks if it is you.

Please be advised that GR has rules about what can or can't go in a book record or description. You can consult the librarian manual in the Help section for more information, or ask here if you have questions. Editorial reviews can NOT be added to the book page.


message 8: by Arthur (new)

Arthur Jeon | 8 comments Wow, that is so helpful. I had no idea I didn't even claim my profile! Just getting the hang of Goodreads... :). One other question, I have a bunch of reviews on Amazon I'd like to migrate over to Goodreads. 14 out of 42 reviews are on Goodreads. Is there any way to do that? Or does it always have to be added to Goodreads directly by the reader, if they are on the site? Sorry for the idiot questions...


message 9: by Scott (new)

Scott | 22240 comments Reviews are the property of the reviewers and they cannot be copied from one place to another. Many readers post in both places, but it is up to them.


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