Author has explained that how the people were starving and lived on yucca roots and road kill. People even did wicked acts such as killing of thousands of rabbits for food. Blowing and settling of dirt all over is yet something which is described in a picturesque manner. It has been described that the dirt was so thick that even the people couldn’t be identified in the dirt. This book has been created so well that the author seems to refrain himself from making any kind of overt parallels between the false steps related to the environment of the 1930’s. Another good thing is that the author do not intrudes into any kind of political issues or blames on the government for settling of the dust bowl or the clearing of land. The story related to the dust bowl has a lot of dramatic incidents. The witness and the weather have been vividly described by the author in the book (Egan, 2006). The author has been successful in the generation of a lot of thrill and excitement in the story.
Egan has also used a number of iterations of superlatives in the story. The use of superlatives such as the “greatest grasses under the heavens” and the “finest grass eating creature on four legs” have also added to the beauty of the description of landscape.The author has given efficient descriptions of the landscape to the pure bluster. Initially, Egan described the disaster as a great disaster in the beginning. However, towards the end, he has swirled a debate that the storms described an irrevocable shift in the nature or was it the cycle of drought? The question ‘if the disaster is as a result of a human impact’ is been clearly raised in the book.Thus, the book is a masterpiece written on the worst time for people during the times when the dust storm had impacted ecosystem. The impact of ecosystem in high plains was such that it was never recovered completely. It is the outstanding book which has received appreciations from critics in different parts of the world and has also received worldwide acclamation.