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.
It's a testament to Foer's writing that his dazzling way with words never trumps the emotions he serves
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.
His work has been indispensible over the past four decades, and it will prove more important, more urgently resonant and more prescient, in the decades to come.
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.
This book makes a decent stab...(although it is largely written by a group that is close to, if not in, the one per cent themselves). But nothing in it feels as convincing as the movement itself.
They err, however, in using omniscient narration to relate Tania’s fabricated back story and experiences on 9/11: “What really struck Tania about Dave was … that he volunteered in a soup kitchen on weekends and taught children to read for a local literacy organization.
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.
...the book is a provocative, important addition to the literature of resource issues.
...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.