15 April 2019

Rising Water; Marc Aronson

Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave RescueRising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue by Marc Aronson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The author admits this was rushed into print and, well, it shows. There are some weird moments that taking more time could have avoided, like the discussion of what "stateless" means ("undocmented immigrants" would not have been my first comparison), or what the various ethnic groups the boys were and what that meant (historically and today). Even weirder was his mentioning of Elon Musk's Twitter activities in a passing - if you're going to talk about Musk's attempted involvement in the rescue and his use of Twitter, why not also mention how Musk then made comments on that platform that were seriously questionable? Or why the submarine he proposed wouldn't have worked, given the detail Aronson goes into about the route the divers took?

I'm waiting for another book on the topic to add to our collection as this is a topic I know my readers will want to learn more about; this is just not the book.

eARC provided by publisher.

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