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World Made by Hand - James Howard Kunstler
World Made by Hand
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In The Long Emergency celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production, combined with climate change, had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction,... show more
In The Long Emergency celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production, combined with climate change, had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler brings to life what America might be, a few decades hence, after these catastrophes converge. For the townspeople of Union Grove, New York, the future is nothing like they thought it would be. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren’t sure. Their challenges play out in a dazzling, fully realized world of abandoned highways and empty houses, horses working the fields and rivers, no longer polluted, and replenished with fish. With the cost of oil skyrocketing—and with it the price of food—Kunstler’s extraordinary book, full of love and loss, violence and power, sex and drugs, depression and desperation, but also plenty of hope, is more relevant than ever.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802144010 (0802144012)
ASIN: 802144012
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Book Blog (S. Thomas Kaza)
Book Blog (S. Thomas Kaza) rated it
5.0 World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunstler
I think a lot of people don't realize how precarious our lifestyles, our philosophies, and our convictions really are, how much they depend on the society we live in. And if our society were to come tumbling down, how a lot of us would go crashing down with it. I think "World Made By Hand" shows thi...
Proctosophy
Proctosophy rated it
4.0 World Made By Hand
This is a well-written dramatization of what the post-Peak-Oil-scenario world will be like according to James Howard Kunstler, the leading media crusader on this topic. It's set maybe a decade after western civilization began collapsing due to gas shortages, in a small town in upstate New York. Even...
LittleMissProcrastination
LittleMissProcrastination rated it
0.0 Telling not Showing
Little Miss Sour Puss says dnf at 9% because it's all TELLING and no showing, and frankly, I'm not interested enough to continue.
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
3.0 World Made by Hand (World Made by Hand Novels)
Among the many subgenres I have a weakness for, one of my favorites is the post-apocalyptic thriller. World Made By Hand is not a thriller, though there is some action and violence. It occupies some strange middle ground between The Stand and Earth Abides. James Howard Kunstler is more interested in...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
mp3 RosadoAfter the war in the Middle East, US Mainland is bombed... #82 TBR Busting 2013High 3* Great fun for walking and listening - the miles melted away. Gritty storyline and some pukable action, however it was engrossing.
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