I've never not read one of his books and come away from it really learning a bunch of new things from it.
John Vaillant has exposed a compelling story, a murder mystery where the victim is a rare spruce with brilliant golden needles.
Vaillant sets up the story well, priming the reader with history and science until Hadwin comes into the picture.
From the first page, the lush language enraptured me. Lush language that perfectly described the immense beauty of my home, the Pacific Northwest. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Margaret D. Ross
There was a lot of interesting history included in this book. But I felt the author strayed from the promised story for too long, time and again. I don't mind backstory. Read morePublished 2 months ago by avid reader
This is a tale that should be read, savored and discussed by the largest possible audience and not just those of us who care about environmental issues. Read morePublished 2 months ago by William D. Brisbane
“If you want to understand Haida Gwaii,” my husband said, “read, The Golden Spruce. it’s got everything.” He was right. It does. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carol Anne Shaw
Well written history of the indigenous Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands, the the North West logging industry often working in collusion with the government (US and Canada), the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John R Williams
I got this book because of a rave review I read. I LOVED the history aspect of the book (it is worth buying just for the details) but the main character part I didn't care much for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by BodyworkGoddess