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Haunt Paperback – September 22, 2011
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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My only complaint (and I guess this is just a sign that I'm getting old), is that on the cover the publisher prints a quote of praise that drops an f-bomb. I'm not for censorship, and within the pages of the book I'll read anything, but if I was to read this in front of my daughter, or on the bus, or at a coffee shop out in public I might be a little self-conscious about throwing that word out there. I appreciate that he loves this book and wants to express his feelings with some gusto, but sort of how I wear a collared shirt to the office, presentation matters. Please don't take that as a knock on the story itself, which I whole-hardheartedly give 5 stars, but having that so high-pro feels a little bit like swearing to see if you can get away with it.
The only thing I can compare it to is: If Kurt Vonnegut adapted a David Lynch movie. So if you dig Lynch or Vonnegut or any artist who takes risks, definitely read this.
The narrative is non-linear, but the theme of death/life is brought out beautifully. By the end of the book, you feel like you've been haunted. That's a good thing, btw.
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