Monday, February 24, 2014
This is an even-keeled but personal piece of investigative reporting. Roose works as A.J. Jacobs' writing assistant, and you can tell that he's been well-trained and taught. I thought that he might be cynical and sarcastic and would poke fun at Liberty and its students and their beliefs. On the contrary, he is very respectful, open-minded, and is truly interested in getting to know people and what they think. He finds that Liberty students are humans who struggle with just like all of us.
This could have been a mean, mocking book but it is actually quite interesting and respectful. Nice job, Roose! What are you working on now???
Posted by Elaine at 3:56 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014
Posted by Elaine at 7:30 AM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Fascinating. I had to read this very slowly though. Each short little chapter had plenty to chew on for a day or so.
Monday, February 3, 2014
This isn't just one big description of Norton. His owner writes a narrative about their life together and the ups-and-downs they face. It is all quite touching. Norton brings Gethers into contact with some people he would have normally not talked to, and he finds that they have something to offer him.
A sweet book, especially if you like animals.