Jee Hye An Hye An desde Gilmer, Texas, EE. UU.
no es una lectura fácil, pero proporciona una explicación matizada y completa de los procesos que globalizan nuestro mundo
Este no es un libro fácil de leer. Incluso cuando lo dejas, se queda en tu mente y te persigue. Una vez que termine, necesita encontrar a alguien con quien hablar al respecto. Es inquietante, inquietante, horroroso y, creo, escrito brillantemente. Buscaré más libros de Lionel Shriver para leer.
I suspect that at the end of the year, this extremely engaging and well-written biography of Phoebe Snetsinger will be on my short list of the best books I've read this year. I picked it up on a lark, since I will pick up nearly anything having to do with birds and since, of course, just the word "Snetsinger" is capable of putting me and many other birdcrazy people in profound and prolonged awe. I knew of course the "basic outline" of her story--diagnosed with malignant melanoma, but went on a furious binge of birding tours around the world and ended up being the first human being to sight 8,000 species of birds. I had no idea about her earlier life, about the complexity of her life--her amazing birding achievements still stand and I still admire them. But . . . to know that she virtually abandoned her husband and children for often half the year or more to go on birding tours, beginning while she still had children in high school; she missed her mother's funeral, one of her daughters' weddings! I feel that Gentile has done an excellent job with this book, examining Snetsinger's achievement and obsession thoughtfully while also discussing what her achievements cost those close to her. Amazing book about an extraordinary woman.