We are constantly reminded of how we have made our presence on this planet toxic. Not just to the land but to the people too. This book is a collection of stories that will stay with you forever, and make you wonder what life might be like if we started to love our planet once again.
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“The climate crisis is not some unfortunate accident but a reality that has been at the very least accelerated and measurably worsened by a set of habits and assumptions that have poisoned us as a human race.”
In Letters to a Young Contrarian, bestselling author and world-class provocateur Christopher Hitchens inspires the radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, and angry young (wo)men of tomorrow. Exploring the entire range of “contrary positions”–from noble dissident to gratuitous nag–Hitchens introduces the next generation to the minds and the misfits who influenced him, invoking such mentors as Emile Zola,
Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this account of his affliction, he describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around
In No One Left to Lie To, Christopher Hitchens portrays President Bill Clinton as one of the most ideologically skewed and morally negligent politicians of recent times. In a blistering polemic which shows that Clinton was at once philanderer and philistine, crooked and corrupt, Hitchens challenges perceptions – of liberals and conservatives alike – of this
We’ve gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from horsemeat in lasagne to Donald Trump in the White House, from Woolworths going under to all the other shops going under. It’s probably socially irresponsible even to attempt to cheer up. But if you’re determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection
“It is past time that she [Mother Teresa] was subjected to the rational critique that she has evaded so arrogantly and for so long.” This final statement made in the Afterword of this sharp whip-crack of a book is the reason for both its existence, and the reading of its content. So often, whether we
I suggest that anyone who finds themselves in the position of having an opinion, or several opinions, on the issue of immigration, but is struggling to convince others, or even themselves, that their conclusions are based in an infallible understanding of the situation, this book is the perfect place to start
This is the time of year where everyone and their nan has a list of things they want to change about themselves in the new year. Whether you are cutting out meat or booze, exercising more, watching less TV, etc, etc, this seems to be the time of year when these things begin. Leaving aside
Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series has been a part of my reading life for almost three years now. I’ve stopped reading at 37% into The Fires of Heaven (#5) and I can’t bring myself to keep reading right now. I thought I would write a post to explain how I am feeling about this
I recently finished reading The Bands of Mourning which is the third book in Mistborn Era 2. This is something I was not sure I would do when I finished The Alloy of Law (Alloy Era #1). The first book in this series bored me. I was high on the incredible ending of the Mistborn
In our busy lives it can be difficult to find the time to pick up a book and read. When I was studying for my BA at university, I struggled with this. I had books to read for my course and assignments to complete. I had research to do and lectures to go to. I
The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as
Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict.
Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating