Entries in New York (3)
How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu is a skillfully written book that is like eating candy for an avid reader.
Alan Weisman responds to the Copenhagen Summit 2009 in his nonfiction work The World Without Us. Stop trying to save the planet; the planet will go on without us just fine. A wonderful work of speculative writing, Weisman eases the fears of our carbon dropping species, and places us in the realm of the dinosaurs and the carrier pigeon. That is gone. For anyone who has an inflated sense of human worth and importance, this may be a book to put in their stocking instead of coal. For anyone who is serious about learning the impact of human technology and life styles over the course of our homo sapien existence, this is a present they will savor and pass down until the pages break apart and the ink seeps into the closest river.