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Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn
Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Liquidsun, November 26, 2010

The author gives an honest and genuine account of his journey with others on a Native American Reservation reminding us just how different the cultures look at things, how they view life and what the meaning behind 'simple' things can be. There's depth and delight in each chapter. Richness of texture and poignant portrayals of lives coming together in a journey of exploration and knowledge. Have you ever wanted to walk in another's shoes? To know their views, to understand their journey? This book will permit you to feel what it is to be different, to try to make of life an experience you will enjoy. This book gives you the full scope of what it is to live in another's shoes. How life can be seen from two different points of view and yet still reach a place we can both share. Take a journey you will never forget!
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The Greening of Ben Brown by Michael Strelow
The Greening of Ben Brown

Liquidsun, July 1, 2008

I belong to the Portland Book Club Meetup Group. Our June book club read of 2008 was this book.

It leaves the reader with many questions and many unanswered journeys as you read the book. We equated the book to the "Green" Movement. It started out as a part of the anti-culture and sub-cultures of America often neglected and laughed at. But now it is a significant part of our lives and is rarely not considered in our daily journey. But at the same time, things are often loud and boisterous in the beginnings and then over time as it becomes part of the mainstream it loses part of its voice and its vision falling short often times of the goal it originally wanted to reach.

This book has the same sense. Ben's journey seems at first to be confused and strange and we wonder if he will be able to make it in the real world. But he makes decisions which seem to be random and foreign, but in time bring him into the limelight. Though in time his own fame fades and his visions are silenced.

The questions this book poses are perfect for a book club. It stimulates conversation and provides insights in our daily lives we hadn't placed before us. It is disturbing and enlightening mixed. If this were a recipe you'd make it many different ways but come to the same conclusion.

Good luck to all who read it. And then get someone to sit and talk about it. The book is best in that setting.
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