Thursday, May 13, 2010

Home From Nowhere, by James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler is one of my favourite authors, but I did not get into this book as much as I have his others. There's a lot of stuff about city planning etc. which could not hold my attention. I really go for Kunstler's acerbic wit, not his journalistic voice. When sharp critics write in this journalistic voice, describing people they meet etc., it can come across as being too much in earnest. I don't know, it just didn't grab me.

I loved the last chapter though, where he described his day to day life.

The book is really a weak part two of The Geography of Nowhere.

I'd urge people to read Kuntler's The Long Emergency before trying his other non-fiction books.

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