Weekly Book Review
from Kevin Race McLeod
Kevin Race McLeod may be fictitious, but his book reviews couldn't be more real.
Effigies, Artifacts and Relics by Mary Anna Evans. Follow gritty archaeologist Faye Longchamp while she explores the history of native peoples and digs up exciting facts about the first Americans, along with murder and mayhem.
Becoming Animal by David Abram. WOW! Literally a mind-blowing look at how far we’ve wandered in ignoring our human place in nature and the natural world itself. Makes me wonder, can one free oneself from our Eastern or Western rote ways of thinking, ingrained perceptions and the dominating affects of the current cultures we live in? And can we be objective (never possible, some say) when we’re already steeped and stewing in the soup of civilization? Catch him on You Tube, he says it better.
Adventures in Solitude by Grant Lawrence. A CBC radio personality gives a true account of his love affair with Desolation Sound in Canada. It’s told in the context of a young man’s coming of age. It is thoughtful and painfully funny. Unforgettable real-life characters pepper a setting of rugged scenery, bountiful food (if you know how to procure it) and the pristine beauty of the Northwest’s secluded inlets and coves. Love his non-judgmental consciousness in regarding people and the lives they pursue.