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As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial#A Graphic Novel Paperback – November 6, 2007
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"McMillan's expressive style, pared down to the basics and intensified over the years, allows for instant communication of thoughtful rage. . . a fast-moving page-turner."-"The Comics Journal"
"In "As the World Burns" the large scope and indictment of every facet of society is, to say the least, thought-provoking."-"Cleveland Free Times"
"Readers exasperated with, or just plain tired of, simplistic guides offering purportedly quick and easy ways to resolve global warming and other momentous concerns of the day will delight in this razor-sharp critique packaged as a cute-kid-and-funny-animal cartoon... Jensen and McMillan roll critical thinking and well-structured graphic-novel storytelling into a compelling whole."-"Booklist"
"A compelling message and an expressive artwork."-"The Sylvanian"
"As the product of the creative marriage of activist philosopher Derrick Jensen and political cartoonist Stephanie McMillan, "As the World Burns" displays trademark qualities of both prof
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The real culprits in our ecocide? Corporations and the government they have in their pockets. And what are they doing? Running marketing campaigns and releasing movies to convince individual consumers to take the blame. In As the World Burns, a former-politician-turned-activist conspires with corporations to distract individuals from the systemic predicament, knowing full well that green consumers will pay more to feel good about themselves.
As the World Burns is much more than sharp dialogue about the futility of eco-friendly consumerism. Aliens have also arrived on the planet, intent on eating up all Earth's resources, and expecting to have to fight the planet's current residents.Read more ›
The comic-style drawings are amusing, appealing, and at times heartbreaking, as when a little bear says goodbye to his mother as she runs off to do battle with the aliens. There is most definitely a message in this fine stew of eco-tragicomedy: Jensen and McMillan have teamed up to provide a rationale for activism that goes beyond putting a few things in the recycle bin each day.
This graphic novel would work well for high school students, 14 and up. Art classes, history or government classes, leadership classes, journalism classes, or literature classes could hold some fine discussions after reading this book, or selections from it. Teachers could assign students to create their own social commentary by way of a comic strip or graphic novel. Highly recommended for adults as well. Danger: this book will make you feel as well as think!
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Perfect book for a drive in the passenger seat. I copied some of the one page stories for some friendly hand-outs in the neighborhood.Published 7 months ago by Audra805
Great book. Very easy to read, read this book for school. It really gets you thinking. I will definitely read again.Published 8 months ago by mersadeez presley
WARNING: This review is going to be long. I have a lot to say, so get comfortable. Also SPOILERS. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kenya Starflight
Good for a single read and then pass it on in the "shared book" shelf at work or the library...Published 20 months ago by Richard C. Pomaibo
destruction of everything so he and a few of his friends can return to the Garden of Eden. Let's not even think about the unlucky 6+ billions that will die in the process and that... Read morePublished on April 21, 2014 by K. Leonard
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