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.
The Comeback’s tone seems downright smug at times...Fuel for apathy. This is why, regardless of your response to The Comeback, you have to read it. Don’t be an uninformed critic. Arm yourself, Canada.
Much more is revealed as this brilliant fiction works thrilling variations on, and consolations for, its plangent message: that “in the end, everyone loses everyone.” Yes, but look what Foer has found.
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.
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.
“In One Person” gives a lot. It’s funny, as you would expect. It’s risky in what it exposes.
It’s the first of what will be many books on this scandal, but perhaps no other will be quite as explosive, taking on people in high places and the legacy of a legend.
Those curious about the momentum behind the movement... will find plenty of illumination here. It's enough to make even a one percenter rethink the way wealth is shared.
The only criticism I can find is the lack of a chapter explaining what would make a person perpetrate the kind of fraud Head did, but even without that, it still earns five stars.
Her narrative is so beguiling that a reader may overlook its weaknesses.
Humorous adventure tales just don’t get any more wacked…or fun to read than this.
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.
Michael Klare’s outstanding book -- exhaustively-researched, beautifully-written, and convincingly-argued -- helps move this vital project forward.
...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.
Reading this book is like attending a seminar on the ills and opportunities of modern life.