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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "AWE" by Pierre R. Schwob.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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"AWE: A Novel" by Pierre R. Schwob delves into the pressing issue of climate change through a multi-faceted narrative involving various protagonists and antagonists. The story follows Galileo Olrik, a troubled but brilliant psychology student with a violent past, and the endeavors of the Palo Alto Research Institute (PARI), led by Baud Van Eyck and Dr. Pic Lucrete. As PARI embarks on a groundbreaking project to address climate change, they seek expertise from around the globe, including chaos theory expert Lily Lee, whose involvement brings personal and professional challenges.

Amid their research, the team uncovers alarming evidence of rapid climate change with potentially catastrophic temperature rises. They form the Climate International Organization (CLIO) to combat this threat, gaining support from international leaders and organizations. However, their efforts are endangered by Olrik, now a financial operative for Vladimir Putin, who sees the project as a threat to his interests and resorts to extreme measures to undermine it.

What I truly admire about "AWE" by Pierre R. Schwob is its intricate weaving of personal narratives with the overarching theme of climate change. The novel's blend of thrilling plot elements and profound scientific discourse keeps readers engaged while also enlightening them about critical environmental issues.

I also like how Schwob expertly develops his characters to reflect the larger struggles of humanity against climate change. For instance, Galileo Olrik’s transformation from a troubled youth to a significant antagonist in the story illustrates the dark side of human ambition and greed. His malicious actions, such as the kidnapping of Lily and Nana, highlight the lengths to which individuals might go to protect their interests, even at the cost of global well-being. These intense, dramatic moments add depth and urgency to the narrative, making the threat of climate change feel immediate and personal.

The novel also excels in illustrating the power of global collaboration. The establishment of the Climate International Organization (CLIO) and the inclusion of diverse stakeholders, from Yamashita to Xi Jinping and the IMF president, reflect a realistic approach to solving global crises. This cooperative effort culminates in a successful campaign to educate the world about climate change and promote renewable energy, driving home the message that collective action is crucial.

I don't have anything to point out as a flaw in this book, so I'll rate it 5 out of 5 stars. It has also been exceptionally well edited, as I didn't find a grammar error in it.

"AWE" is most suitable for readers who enjoy a blend of scientific insight and high-stakes drama. Environmental enthusiasts, science fiction fans, and those who appreciate well-developed characters and intricate plots will find this book particularly engaging. The novel’s realistic depiction of climate change challenges, combined with its thrilling narrative, makes it a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in the future of our planet.

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Post by Sandre Lamar »

The book titled "AWE" by Pierre R. Schwob masterfully intertweaves personal narratives and climate change, creating a captivating and enlightening read. The novel's emphasis on international collaboration underlines the importance of unity in combating climate change. Highly recommended.
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Reading a book like "AWE: A Novel" offers several benefits to the reader. Firstly and foremost, it sheds light on vital environmental issues such as climate change, helping to raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection and conservation for future generations. Secondly, the book deepens the reader's understanding of global challenges and the necessity of international cooperation to address these challenges, inspiring reflection on sustainable lifestyles and effective contributions to combating climate change. Thirdly, the book provides an intriguing and complex narrative that combines scientific and dramatic elements, making the reading experience both entertaining and thought-provoking about the future of humanity and planet Earth. Finally, the book expands the reader's horizons and deepens their understanding of global issues, stimulating critical discussion and thought on ways to achieve positive change in the world.
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Post by Thomas D Flowers »

This review of "AWE: A Novel" by Pierre R. Schwob makes the book sound incredibly engaging and timely. The integration of climate change themes with personal and political drama seems to offer a compelling narrative. The character of Galileo Olrik, with his complex background and transformation into a key antagonist, promises depth and intrigue. I appreciate the focus on global collaboration through the Climate International Organization (CLIO), which adds a realistic and hopeful dimension to the fight against climate change.
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This is the kind of novel you hope is science fiction but you fear is not. It's so rooted in the current world's situation that it feels like a thriller centered around climate change and Putin's interests. Thank you for your great review!
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