This book has so much heart! 💜
Overall, I was disappointed. I didn‘t find it particularly original as a lot of sci-fi has explored the interesting ideas in a more engaging way, plus he kept making a lot of statements as though they proved a foundational point and then treating them as assumptions going forward without exploring them satisfactorily. This book written in 2016 has quickly aged poorly on a few fronts.
The Overstory gives a powerful illustration of the importance of breaking out of our destructive systems as a culture. I only wish it had ended with some resources for readers who want to be involved - so here are a few I know of:
Who Gives a Crap (sustainable toilet paper company)
Forest Stewardship Council (oversight for sustainable paper products)
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (protecting rain forests)
I waffled on my rating for this one, but ultimately it‘s a pick because the parts I enjoyed, I really enjoyed - and I‘m planning to pick up the sequel (more the second half of the book than a sequel, really)
Your land has a story, and it‘s worth listening
I‘m always excited to start a new book from Broken Eye! The first volume from Miskatonic U was excellent, and this one even has my photo in the back with a 100% accurate bio!