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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road

lacorota, October 11, 2007

Indeed, this book’s post-apocalyptic stage is characteristically dark, depressing, and replete with desperate characters and imagery (and perhaps a wakeup call). However, the heart of this book is the tender, loving, and dedicated relationship between a father and son, as they struggle to survive each day’s terms. Indeed, the landscape is one void of any semblance of social or natural order, however, such did not overshadow the human will and spirit to survive – some good, some not so good. Every page moved me like none have in some time, and I finished it with the assurance that the power of love may endure the greatest of hardships.
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The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

lacorota, April 15, 2006

A superbly written book -- sans jargon -- with credible citations and sources. This isn't liberal hype. Most conservatives and neocons will detest such material because it threatens their very sacred gospel of ultra-consumerism flying on the wings of cheap and abundant petroleum. As I concluded this book, I thought "we've been on an all-night party for over a hundred years, and the bill collector is knocking the door down.

Moreover, lets say it's all a liberal hoax created by tree-hugging hippies from Oregon. Anything that promotes a change in our behaviour towards something cleaner is progressive, and ultimately good. Our efforts at resoring wild salmon to the Columbia River failed, however, the water quality is much improved -- an incidental, unplanned benefit!!
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