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.
Mr. Irving is unfailingly respectful and broad-minded in exploring these subjects...
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.
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.
For ultimately, while there is a great deal of betrayal portrayed, there is a constant glimmer of hope, a glimmer that helped the victims of this tragedy rise up and begin to heal again.
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?
...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.
A collection of bracing interviews with American writers and thinkers.