Revival Pixel Pixel itibaren Egerton, Ashford, Kent TN27, İngiltere
Hafif, biraz melankolik kısa öyküler koleksiyonu. Kedi severler için bazı güzel hikayeler. Yinelenen bir tema, daha önceki hayalleri solmuş veya bitmiş yaşlanan bireylerin soluk romantik umutlarıdır. Bu koleksiyonu yazarın Garrison Keillor'un Yazarının Almanak'ı hakkındaki doğum gününe (14 Ağustos 1926) bir övgü ile öğrendim.
Bu kitabı Snow Crash'den daha çok sevdim. Her iki kitap da patlama olmadan biter ve okuduktan sonra oturdum. Okuma zevk aldın.
Awesome pictures, interesting stories. Just read about Yosemite and Yellowstone so far. Fabulous book! Wonderful pictures, wonderful stories. I gather that it is repetitive for those who have already watched the mini-series, but that wasn't a problem for me. The most eye-opening aspect of the book is the documentation of the constant, CONSTANT attempts by citizens, corporations, and politicians to destroy the parks in order to make money off of them. Some of the stories are heart breaking as the park preserves a small piece of what was destroyed--like the Redwoods and Smoky Mountains. The Grand Canyon almost had multiple dams built in its side canyons. I know I don't agree with every last thing some environmentalists want, but how can society stomach some of what we do to blissfully maintain our materialistic lifestyle? This same debate is happening about state parks in Utah right now. National and State Parks have far more value than just money. I have some new heroes now in some of those who fought to establish and maintain our national parks. Stolen from another review: “For the first time in human history, land--great sections of our natural landscape--was set aside, not for kings or noblemen or the very rich, but for everyone, for all time.” -Ken Burns
What an awesome book! Yes, it was a build-up for the next book, but it's definitely worth reading it....