Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Back to the Garden

Kate Daloz “We Are As Gods” (PublicAffairs Books, 2016)

There are times when the book that you read is not the book that you wanted to read.  For me, this book is an example of that phenomenon. 

I’m interested in the early 1970s retreat to the country.  There’s a parallel to certain contemporary trends (no, not the right wingers, but the hipster homesteaders).

The book that Kate Daloz actually wrote is a very specific book.  It’s about a specific group of people and their decisions and struggles.  She does a very very good job with this book.  The tone and the style are well crafted.

Unfortunately it’s not the more generalized book that I really want to read.

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