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.
...Foer demonstrates once again that he is one of the few contemporary writers willing to risk sentimentalism in order to address great questions of truth, love and beauty.
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.
The novel becomes a comic celebration of polymorphous perversity, and of literature.
an excellent recap of the news that starting leaking out ... in early November 2011. Those that may have come to the story a little late will find the chronology presented to be especially helpful.
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.
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.
Maddow’s incisive look at the follies of militarism needs a deeper understanding of why America has so often embraced it.
"Chomp" is a delightful laugh-out-loud sendup of the surreality of TV that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
Artfully done, but can it mask (or compensate for) outbreaks of an abrupt, careless style, a throbbing undercurrent of arrogance evident in her novelistic methodology?
...meticulously researched account of the coming shortage of natural resources
...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.
A collection of bracing interviews with American writers and thinkers.