This scheme of combustion in order to get power makes me sick to think of it — it is so wasteful…We should utilize natural forces and thus get all of our power. Sunshine is a form of energy, and the winds and the tides are manifestations of energy. Do we use them? Oh no; we burn up wood and coal, as renters burn up the front fence for fuel. We live like squatters, not as if we owned the property. There must surely come a time when heat and power will be stored in unlimited quantities in every community, all gathered by natural forces. Electricity ought to be as cheap as oxygen, for it cannot be destroyed.
In the context of Wallace’s suicide just 12 years later.
Eric Scholosser’s Command and Control tells of a system out-of-control, that doesn’t necessarily obey commands.
As the 18th century becomes the 19th, David Mitchell’s book reflects in vivid detail the Dutch East Indies Company as it sunsets, decades before Japan is finally opened up for good. Besides being a fascinating historical novel of a vanished insular culture, it’s a lovely romance with vivid action sequences. The assault upon the Mount…
Forward. Inside-out. Outside-in. It’s worth re-reading either way to solve the puzzle of interconnectedness. .
A while back, I posted a Top Ten List of things in every Jack Reacher novel. And since then, the author has made it his business to fool me. Only six are wholly true, one partially true, and one totally turned on its head. I may actually have to go back and rewrite it.
But why quibble? Just tell me when the next one comes out.