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About a Mountain by John D'Agata
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Jan 22, 2012

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About A Mountain has it's ups and downs. I find myself being bored by some of the useless facts and ramblings John D'Agata seems to have thrown in. I find that when he explores the different descriptions he seems to go into too much detail, to the point where it gets hard to read. I wonder if these details are to assure you that he is very thorough with his factual remembrances. I thoroughly enjoy the explanations about the Yucca Mountain waste depository that are given. I find thorough explanations here are not only useful in creating a much more solid story, but quite interesting. I was completely unaware of the plan for storing nuclear waste in something such as a mountain. This fact unfortunately doesn't surprise me, I find it quite interesting to read details of lobbyists checks for voting in a certain way, as well as the effort put into all of the research. I am extremely attracted to works of writing exploring the future of human beings on our current downhill slope. I am quite interested in seeing how this story turns out.

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Anna Hemstock I agree some things tend to be harder to read especially when he gives you information overload! He does great with is factual information but I agree that it can get boring at times!

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