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Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
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Feb 18, 09

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Well, this is a sociology/ecology lecture loosely disguised as a novel that makes you sit back and say "why didn't I think of that, it's so obvious to me now!" And it's done in a way that continually builds on the presented ideas so that you understand the concepts from the ground up. Loved it. Think everyone should read it.
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Kevin Now you just need to read the rest of the trilogy ;) But, be warned, "My Ishmael" requires quite the suspension of disbelief due to the attempt of an old guy (Quinn) attempting to write dialog of a teenage girl. lol. Other than that issue, though, I liked the other two books and found them to compliment this first one quite well.


message 2: by Jensownzoo (last edited Feb 25, 2009 05:48AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jensownzoo Oh, I've read My Ishmael. Just haven't gotten around to putting a review on goodreads yet. Have The Story of B in my TBR pile. The first two are due for a reread very soon, so I was going to wait until after that to tackle the third!


Kevin I really liked The Story of B, but -- like the others -- I think most of what I liked came from the ideas more than the actual plot.

Still, it's kind of cool that Ishmael is getting more attention in schools and stuff these days.


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