Endgame Vol.1: The Problem of Civilization, Paperback

Endgame Vol.1: The Problem of Civilization Paperback

Part of the Endgame series

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This book is full of great points, interesting ideas, and a good sense of humor. But it's sorely lacking the red pen of an editor. At over 400 pages, Jensen's book is already too long — and it's only part 1 of a two-volume series. Heaven forbid. The length makes Jensen's prose grow tiring. Some rambles could be cut down and reptition removed entirely. I might read Vol. 2 at some point — because Jensen's discussion of civilization is spot-on and his analysis very necessary — but after struggling through the 450-some pages of this tome, I have to take a break from Jensen's writing.

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Derrick Jensen doesn't seem quite as on top of it in this book - he seems angrier and more tired, and it feels less cohesive. It's like <i>Culture of Make Believe</i> was a heartbreaking knife of a book, and this new one is a giant blunt axe. It is so brutal that it's difficult to get through, even for long-time readers of Jensen. It's given me weeks of nightmares. <br/><br/>Why, then, should you read it? Because this is the world we live in, and these are the facts, and at some point we will all have to face up to them, and it's just not going to get easier. Start now.

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