Book Review — The Journey, by Suzanne Miller

It came to her that the efforts to stop climate change through technological innovations had , ultimately , perpetuated the problem and degraded the environment still further .

The Journey is set in the not-too-distant future, where technology and the wreckage it has left behind is part of the landscape of the story of two travelers. Terran and Raven have lived in a biodome community that has stagnated as its aging machines fail to serve them well anymore. The story begins as Terran and Raven travel out on a mission to find wheat seeds to rejuvenate their monoculture crops that have been diseased due to lack of genetic diversity. They find there are more communities outside of the domes that are living harmoniously with nature and have no social stratification as the domes do.

There is a nice mix-up of locations, ecosystems, and ideas floating around in The Journey. The book is an essay on the need for humans to get truly re-connected with their roots as part of nature. The conversations in it are thoughtful, the ideas are organically sound, and the plea to the reader to make the journey from a safe, yet stagnant way of living to a way of being that is good for the soul while being good for the health of the planet.

I enjoyed this book very much.

Check out Suzanne’s blog if you get a chance.  She is not only a great writer and poet, she’s a very talented artist.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. memadtwo says:

    I did too. It gave me a lot to think about as well. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I read your review on goodreads. Did you see where Suzanne said she’s considering doing a sequel?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. memadtwo says:

        No, but there’s certainly room for one to grow.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I hope we are not all headed for domes but with the way things are…it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I know! Hoping I’m long gone by then.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I’m sure I’ll be gone also.

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