I received these books from the publisher in the hope of an honest review. This post will be an update on what I have been reading. I DNF’d We are the Weather Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer, Penguin Books (UK) and Deeplight by Frances Harding, Pan Macmillan, Macmillan Children’s Books. Neither of these books managed to keep my attention. Deeplight is a fantasy novel. It is set In a world in which the Gods have destroyed themselves. The novel follows the attempts of a group of humans to survive in this new world. The novel was interesting. However, I couldn’t connect with either; the setting or the characters. So, I lost interest and couldn’t gain the motivation to keep reading.
We are Weather seeks to argue that we have become disconnected to the issue of climate change. The author argues that we need to be given clear guidelines concerning, both; what we can do as individuals, and what we can do as a collective. However, ironically, the opening arguments of We are Weather felt disjointed and muddled, making the reader disconnected from the text and its important arguments. In addition, there’s a lot of stuff about the author here. We hear endlessly about how guilty HE feels about global warming and how great he is at being vegetarian. It would have been nice to hear about those people already suffering the effects of climate change. Therefore, I soon became disconnected to the text and stopped reading.
The Nuremberg Trials: Volume I, Bringing the Leaders of Nazi Germany to Justice by Terry Burrows. Following the Second World war, prominent Nazi officers were put on trial for war crimes. This book follows; the lead up to the trials, the decisions made, and the characters who made those decisions. The text makes a detailed analysis of the primary documents surrounding these trials. It is an interesting read. However, its detailed nature may prove off putting to some readers.
I hope that you enjoyed this post. What are you currently reading?