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These laugh-out-loud sections I have taken to reading to my family at their request.
His anger may keep him vigilant on the subject of suburban sprawl, but it often times detracts from the reader empathizing with the position he puts forward.
Although his previous two books were quite enjoyable, Kunstler's style has become too distracting to read.
Amazingly candid and readable. I had to buy this book for a class and it was a really great class because we discussed the cities in the book.Published on November 27, 2012 by Jocelynn Y. Cooper
This book deserves better treatment than it is getting from its critics in this forum, some of whom have ideological axes to grind, and one of whom posted twice (I have reported... Read morePublished on November 1, 2010 by Mark Fleischmann
How does one not love the Kuntsler? The criticism about this book from other sources is that it is too disjointed. Read morePublished on April 28, 2010 by Michael Brown
The City In Mind is cast as an expansion on Jane Jacobs' ideas and on the New Urbanism movement. In fact Kunstler is an unreconstructed Classicist in antediluvian splendor, rather... Read morePublished on June 22, 2006 by D. Bowen
In many ways, James Kunstler's "The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition" is simply one long bash against big cities. Read morePublished on July 8, 2004 by Celia Redmore
While Kunstler in the past has accurately described the current dilemma of the space in which we live, particularly in the Geography of Nowhere and Home from Nowhere, his focus is... Read morePublished on January 9, 2004 by Amazon Customer
I have to agree with a few of the other reviews that the language employed in this book, the atypical acerbic, funny for funny sake description can get a little carried away at... Read morePublished on July 20, 2003
I preface this review by noting that I've read both of Kunstler's previous books and, although is style is more of a rant than a balanced presentation, his point about our current... Read morePublished on December 14, 2002
Because of Kunstler's certainty that the age of cheap oil may doom our auto-dependent cities, his opinions of American Sunbelt cities are perhaps a bit more pessimistic than my own... Read morePublished on June 10, 2002 by Michael Lewyn