Still, it's an admirable undertaking, evoking the spirit of his literary hero, Charles Dickens, to examine a serious social issue without losing sight of the truth that those ultimate questions are rooted in the everyday world of living, breathing people.
If you have ever wanted something, lost someone, thought, felt, or breathed, read this book. Listen to the audiobook. Download the Kindle version. You will not be disappointed.
"Chomp" is a delightful laugh-out-loud sendup of the surreality of TV that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
No Time Like the Present is written in grammar-flouting stream-of-consciousness prose that is sometimes only comprehensible when you take a run at it.
Her narrative is so beguiling that a reader may overlook its weaknesses.
The story that Fisher and Guglielmo so eloquently tell is both fascinating and heartbreaking.
A succinct body of essays by knowledgeable, sympathetic observers on the grievances of the Occupy Wall Street protestors...An educational, highly useful primer on what’s broken and how to fix it.
facts are missing... much of the testimony has not been made public. In addition, court-subpoenaed documents have not been released, thus leaving gaps in the validity of the book’s details.
A collection of bracing interviews with American writers and thinkers.
...meticulously researched account of the coming shortage of natural resources
...heartening about Saul’s book is his profiling of a new generation of aboriginal leadership perfectly capable of dealing with their counterparts in government and business.
This is a must-read book -- most especially for every member of the Oireachtas and local authorities, for senior officials in central and local government, and -- yes -- for political lobbyists too.
While Bourrie’s historical perspective is useful, he misses the chance to place Canada’s experience in an international scope. Many of the same restrictions seen in Canada are part of a worldwide trend.
Overall, the book would have benefitted from more stringent editing. The consistent use of working class Dublin colloquialism versus using the dialect only in dialogue might grate and runs the risk of making the work less accessible.
...it is highly desirable that the book becomes widely distributed and forms part of any sustainability discussion whether in the educational, commercial or political sector.