Slow going, and this is just the abridged version of the trilogy. It's interesting, yes, but reads more like a long-winded essay on sudden climate change than the ecological thriller I believed it to be. I already know that I will have to read it again at some point in the future to fully appreciate it now I know what to expect. At the moment I am a little disappointed however. Maybe it will pick up, after all, I am only half way through.