Friday, February 26, 2010

A Friend of the Earth A Friend of the Earth by T.C. Boyle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Narrative bounces back and forth between 2025 when the ecosystem of the world has fallen apart, and the late eighties and the environmental movement and eco-terrorism. Hero is a middleaged man who gets involved late in life in the environmental movement, and embraces outright warfare after a botched attempt at passive resistance. As a young-old man in the 21st century he works at saving wild animals for a Michael Jackson kind of figure. Book emphasizes what may be the futility of an attempt to save the planet.

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