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Zero Decibels by George M. Foy
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Jan 09, 11

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Read in January, 2011

Here in the heart of peaceful Midwestern suburbia, I call them the loathsome threesome. While I must admit that I'm probably more easily annoyed by their obnoxious, strident clamor than most people, the leaf blower, the snow blower and the power lawn mower are all able to transform me into a complete grump, whenever my otherwise lovely neighbors haul them out for their paces. Fortunately, it's rare to hear them all on the same day, but each of them is particularly effective at destroying an otherwise perfectly peaceful morning or afternoon. It was with this curmudgeonly attitude that I approached novelist George Foy's new book, Zero Decibels: the Quest for Absolute Silence, hoping I'd finally found an ally in quietude.

You can read the rest of my review at Zero Decibels.
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