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Two of America's most talented activists team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The US government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from a corporate animal testing laboratory. And two little girls fig...more
the plot is funny enough. robo ...more
I think the book is as narrow minded as the people they despise. Blech.
Also, a quick search of Medline reveals that the link between aluminum an ...more
Alien Robots come to earth, shit gold, give said shit to the President of the US in exchange for written permission to eat every tree, fish, mountain, etc. (except 12 trees, 7 fish, etc.). The two protagonists argue the finer points of eco-friendly corporate cooptation, Social activists hand over power to power all too easily, and the wild revolts, bloodily.
It's funny ...more
UPDATE - i have been contacted by several Derrick Jensen fans saying that I got it wrong, that the ...more
*possible punk rock propaganda, small press & not sure where they are getting their statistics, of which there are many and not a single cited source
Funny as hell.
While some reviewers (and the back of the book) see the book as a wake-up call that'll inspire readers to stop ecocide, I got a different message from the book.
The take home message that I got was that we are all fucked.
I remember watching the Inconvenient Truth in middle school and being to "shut up" and "stop being rude" because I was being critical about the suggestions presented in the movie. I was saying it wasn't enough.(DANO GAVE ALL OF US EXTRA MATH HOMEWO ...more
Let's get one things straight here folks: corporations are not by definition evil. Sure, there are some, actually many, bad one ...more
Some thoughts a week later...
Okay, so initially I wrote that the book doesn't offer a way forward. But maybe it does. And maybe that solution is just too drastic for people (including myself, admittedl ...more
All this excoriation of denial to devolve into a Noah's Ark, Noble Savage, animist fantasy in which all the animals and rocks and wind and shit tell the humans how to live, and then join forces with them to kill the earth-eating aliens. You'd think a graphi ...more
It's a romantic tale of liberation and inter-species bonding. There are humans enlightened about the truths of "sustainability" and green consumption. There are rabbits who escape from scientific testing prisons. There are trees who kill themselves in the name of Life.
This book has everything you need for a good utopian tale, including the real villians of this world: capitalistic sociopaths working as politicians. Only, there ...more
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the book took digs at authoritarian control structures and pop culture propaganda, sometimes even in marginally intelligent ways. Unfortun ...more
I am typically not a fan of reading books that are written in a comic book format because this format lacks the details that I often find necessary to provide the “back story.” However, in As the World Burns, the comic book format is an exceptional tool for expressing this issue. The illustrations are exceptional and tell a story within the story. The book is a satirical look at the problem of climate change and what needs to be done (and not done) to save the world from hungry aliens and corpo ...more
As the World Burns can be very disheartening. It argues for the complete rejection of technology as a means of healing the world from the devastation that humanity has caused. It's very hopeful that that will work. But reading it is not a particularly hopeful activity. It's printed on paper, by printing presses, which were sent the proofs by mail or email or something, which were built with technology, the artist makes a webcomic (or ...more
I expected a fun, informative book about environmental issues, but ...more