Tim Washburn: Cataclysm



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Nating novel about what would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts It would throw enough ash into the air to cause global temperatures to go down by 10 degrees Farenheit I learned a lot from this book Cataclysm by Tim Washburn is a ecommended disaster novel that would make a great action movieThere is an earthuake swarm happening at Yellowstone National Park While small tremors and earthuakes are a common occurrence these aren t so small and are increasing in magnitude All the data coming in indicates that the super volcano underneath the park may be heading toward an eruption The normal geothermal features in the park are growing in intensity The magma chamber underneath Yellowstone seems to be pushing the park s landmass up at an alarmingly increasing pace Since the magma chamber is 18 miles wide and almost 5 FIRST THE GROUND SHAKES At Yellowstone National Park earthuake tremors are common But today park scientist Tucker Mayfield detects something different a disturbing new increase in activity and intensity THEN THE LAVA RISES Lurking beneath the park s natural wonders earth s largest supervolcano begins to awaken after 640000 years If or when it blows two thirds of the North American continent will be destroyed NOW THE WHOLE WORLD TREMBLES IN FEAR Racing against time Tucker Mayfield mobilizes a team to evacuate all visitors from the park including his family at the Old Faithful Inn But when the earthuakes intensify and the death toll ises a shockwave of panic spreads across the nation Troops are deployed emergency plans activated But nothing can stop a natural disaster of this magnitude When the volcano erupts doomsday begins and no one gets out alive What did I think of it1 stI had to DNF it 100% because I couldn t ead it all the way though it there was worlds that look liked this J essica and so on every page there was words like that and it just took away from what might have been a eally good story so I m just going to wait and buy it when I can and then see what I think With that said I would like to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me a chance to ead what might have been a great book Moves along nicely with a slightly different plot from the usual volcano doom but it suffers a little from appearing like a novelization of a TV movie than an original novel It s written in the present tense which strengthens this impression as do the later interviews interspersed like TV clips but a few inconsistencies people who don t know what happened when they just watched it for instance or forget what they just bought distracted me from the whole they e all going to die part And yes there was that eally annoying character everyone just wants to die and people just getting it on and some typical political hetoricIn short I think this would be a great Asylum movie It just didn t work for me in book form I ll hope to watch it later thoughDisclaimer I ecei. North American  continent will be destroyed NOW THE WHOLE WORLD TREMBLES IN FEAR Racing against time Tucker Mayfield mobilizes a team to evacuate all visitors from the park including his family at the Old Faithful Inn But when the earthuakes intensify and the death toll ises a shockwave of panic spreads across the nation Troops are deployed emergency plans activated But nothing can stop a natural disaster of this

When you eally think about it it s a wonder we are still here We all live on this tiny ock that is hurtling through space at over 66 000 miles per hour without anyone at the helm this space that happens to be filled with thousands of other ocks Add this to the fact that this ock is not solid it is covered with these plates that are in constant motion banging into one another pulling apart and just under these plates molten ock that is hot enough to incinerate the balls off a nanny goat I think that this is the appeal of any good disaster book these factors that are completely out of our control but that we can potentially overcomeTim Washburn has given us a great disaster book It is fast paced and exciting always having another kick in the crotch from Mother Nature ight around the corner I have to be honest I didn t even know that there was a super volcano ight under Yellowstone Park His disaster ealistically shows how we take things for granted the age old It won t happen to me concept Cataclysm has a good mix of characters from scientists that work at the park vacationers politicians and park angers Some of these characters were better developed while others were simply cannonI mean volcano fodderIn the end Cataclysm was a fun book to ead It eally did come alive in my mind I could picture Cataclysm making a great action movie I eceived a copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest eview Good grief Could this book be any politically correct We have a female president who graduated first in her class at Yale Law no less and who sounds physically a lot like Hillary to boot box checked a chairman of the Joint Chiefs who s a 4th generation Hispanic from Mexico box checked another female who s Secretary of Defense box checked a thinly veiled anti fracking sentiment throughout suggesting it s the eason for the volcanic eruption box checked and wait for it yes a presidential Chief of Staff who s gay though all eliable polls cite the gay population at 23% meaning you d need at least 50 main characters in a book for there to be 1 gay person box checked If all of these oh so PC elements added ANYTHING of conseuence to the storyline I could overlook them I m not a hater of any of the above I do however strongly esent their inclusion for no discernible eason other than to make clear the author s obvious political sentiments that have no place in a fictional novel at least not one about the catastrophic eruption of Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone And as a final post script all of the above were introduced into the story by the 25% mark which is where I stopped eading If this is Mr Washburn s idea of the elements that make for a spell binding novel it ll be the last of his books I ll ead This book was provided to me at no charge by the author andor publisher via NetGalley as an ARC in eturn for my honest eview This is a fasci. Washburn brings a new kind of terror  Marc CameronFIRST THE GROUND SHAKES At Yellowstone National Park earthuake tremors are common But today park scientist Tucker Mayfield detects something different a disturbing new increase in activity and intensity THEN THE LAVA RISES Lurking beneath the park's natural wonders earth's largest supervolcano begins to awaken after 640000 years If or when it blows two thirds of the.

Ved a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest eview A literary classic this is not but I loved this book Thoroughly enjoyed it ead it every chance I could and was gutted it wasn t the first in a series D It s an end of the world as we know it disaster novel that lends itself super well to the prospect of a conversion into a great disaster movie It s extremely fast paced a la Matthew Reilly full of action suspense and looming doom on a global scale It grabs you by the throat before you even get to the end of the first chapter and doesn t let go again til the end If you want a book that is mucho fun then ignore the literary snobs eviews and grab yourself a copy of this Wow It s been uite a while since I have found a book that I just couldn t put down This was the case with Cataclysm Washburn has created an incredible adventure ide in this one Basically to not give too much away the book deals with the events leading up to and of a major eruption of the Yellowstone caldera The author will have you on the edge of your seat as you are put in the shoes of varying people from people in the immediate area angers on the ground at the Park geologistsscientists at Yellowstone and other locations and in the White House And with the survivors in camps after the fact The characters are interesting although the physical descriptions of each one does tend to bog down the story The science seems plausible enough to a layman like me The flow is non stop Maybe it s because I am living in the Pacific Northwest and love to visit the Yellowstone area for fly fishing but this book managed to scare the cp out of me I think that my next visit will be one with me looking over my shoulder for signs of an eruption Highly ecommend this book to anyone who can dedicate a day to eading it because you won t be able to put it down I eceived a copy of this book from Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for a fair honest eviewThe supervolcano lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park is the largest caldera in the world The caldera measuring 25 x 37 miles last erupted about 640000 years ago scientists estimate In ecent years the ground surrounding the caldera has been surging or ising up sometimes as much as 28 inches Is that a sign that the supervolcano is headed for another eruptionIf so it could be a climate changing world shatteringcataclysmTim Washburn spins an awesome disaster story Cataclysm tells the tale of what might happen before during and after an eruption of the largest supervolcano on the planetThe story is well paced and the suspense starts building almost from the very beginning The characters are well developed and believable I m not sure about the science as I m not an expert on volcanoes but it seemed believable to me Not so sure fracking could set Me to me every time I e ead this book eawakening the never dormant volcano that is my fear of Yellowstone. Agnitude When the volcano erupts doomsday begins and no one gets out alive   Apocalypse has comeunsettlingWashburn shows formidable storytelling skillsYou find youself wishing it were longer Mystery Scene on PowerlessLeaves you breathless Marc Cameron bestselling author of National Security and Day Zero   Like a nuclear eactor this story heats up fast Anderson Harp author of Retribution and Born of War on Powerles.

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After graduating with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma Tim Washburn spent several years working in the television business He's worked as a photographer producer special projects director and programming director both in Oklahoma City and Little Rock Arkansas Shortly After the birth of their first child he and his wife made the decision that Tim would be a stay at home d