For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth--Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. It's rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.
Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it's time to start appreciating our planet as-is--not as we wish it to be. Equal parts travelogue, expose environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogue's gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer--and approaches a deeper understanding of what's really happening to our planet in the process.
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The book thus becomes more interesting as it advances...Read Full Review of Visit Sunny Chernobyl
Instead he opts for a conversational travelogue style... and combines potted histories of the issues involved without becoming involved in invective.Read Full Review of Visit Sunny Chernobyl
Deftly drawn characters and self-deprecation keep this darkly intelligent book nimble and hilarious.Read Full Review of Visit Sunny Chernobyl
I would have enjoyed a bit more of him in this book, and a bit less Environmental Studies 101.Read Full Review of Visit Sunny Chernobyl
It’s a very engaging book, and one that I found that I readily enjoyed and have now recommended to a number of friends since I have finished.Read Full Review of Visit Sunny Chernobyl
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