Friday, July 24, 2009
Book Review: Collapse by Jared Diamond.
The problem with discussing Collapse, rather than pointless musings of affairs of the heart, is that the issues of the world seem so distant, out of one's control, and downright uninteresting when one is speculating about whether the the girl (okay, she's 43, but you know) the girl one has fallen for like some the protagonist in a badly written novel is ever going to return that affection--that seems like a burning issue so close and so powerful and so significant that it's hard to see what else matters. (Well. So much for detachment.)