Saturday, November 10, 2012

Book Feature -- Horace

Morning all,

Today I have, to feature, Horace by Larry Knipfing. Here we go with book blurb:

In the aftermath of an earthquake-triggered nuclear reactor incident in Japan, an American teenager devises a plan to evacuate a city’s children.

Fueled by his disgust over the government’s corruption, denial, and lax response to the event, Horace models his movement after the Underground Railroad used during the days of American slavery. Horace eventually manages to successfully pull parents and children together to shine a light on the ultimate consequences of doing nothing: Fukushima residents, especially the children, will suffer from exposure to radiation for generations to come. And in his mind, this would be not only unacceptable, but irresponsible and inhumane.

Inspired by the principles of Aikido, the classic writings of great authors and thinkers, and the history of civil resistance, Horace’s operation reaches full steam and achieves global attention as he relocates hundreds of children to safety.

In the end, the teen uses his notoriety as a platform to challenge Japan’s government and the rest of the world’s view on the risks and dangers of nuclear energy.

with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli


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