- File Size: 136 KB
- Print Length: 81 pages
- Publisher: Fidelity Press (November 15, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00689NHNY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Requiem for a Whale Rider Kindle Edition
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Much better reads: Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity and Killer in the Pool.
Of course one reason is feminism which makes riding whales seem more attractive than raising a family but anyone who has read Jones' work before will know that he will relate this terrible event to other events, literature, myth, and politics. He writes about how the career of Dawn Brancheau is similar to the myth of the Abduction of Europa. Next he moves on to how unfettered capitalism has the gall to blame Dawn for her own death, as if they could not accept any of the blame. In fact most people wanted to talk about the condition of the whales, not the condition of the people who worked at Sea World! Did most even know that the whale that killed Dawn killed two other people in the past?
Jones is a very deep thinker. It would be difficult for me to review all the ideas in Requiem for a Whale Rider in a short review on Amazon.com. So here is a preview of what you will read about in this ebook: how whale riding can be viewed as a religious experience, the difference between pre-Christian culture and Christian culture, the false idea of the "noble savage", Jean-Jaques-Rousseau and "nature-worship", sexual guilt and the innocence of animals, the Timothy Treadwell story, Ralph Waldo-Emerson and pantheism, Moby Dick and Calvinism, Nietzsche, Isadora Duncan, and James Cameron and Avatar. There is no one else writing about how all of the aforementioned tie together except Jones. Do yourself a favor and spend $2.99 on this ebook. And after you are finished get a subscription to his equally brilliant magazine, Culture Wars.
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