Sunday, April 15, 2012

Recent Reads: Crow Einstein Snuff

This book will make you angry!  READ IT!  I learned a lot from it, and I've recommended it to several people.  It tells the other side of the story, one that needs to be discussed.  It's should be required reading at school.  But it's not all rosy praise here: The tone (especially in the first 1/4 or so) is a bit over-the-top.  As well, Alexander hammers home a point 16 ways to Sunday.  So, a bit of repetition and a dab of hyperbole aside, the points the book makes are good, solid, disturbing, worth knowing, and worth sharing.  Pick up a rock and look under it.

Fascinating! I can see why it's on the bestseller list.  Well-researched, full of interesting bits of trivia, told in a casual, conversational tone.Lots of colourful characters and quirky anecdotes are interspersed with history, psychology and the classics.  Read it.
This one didn't do it for me.  I wasn't offended by the subject matter, but I just didn't find it as funny as his other works. 

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