Saturday, 7 April 2018

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

It seems that at the moment, all the posts that I have done this year so far (even though there is not very many) have been out of character for this blog - especially from what has been presented from previous years. But I guess that it is nice for some sort of change. Sometimes the formula for a blog such as mine can get very boring and tedious. It kind of makes me wonder sometimes why I even decided to do such a thing in the first place.

Then I realise. Why do I have to keep to the same formula all of the time when it's my blog? I haven't been making much sense to myself, let alone my readers.

Ishmael is something very different to what I usually review on this blog. Why? Because this was actually something that I chose to read for a book review at university. I don't tend to like to re-review books for this blog, but I realised how different this book is compared to all of the others.

The main reason behind how it is so intriguing is due to the fact of that in which it focusses upon a certain gorilla. A talking gorilla. Not just talking about anything, but the idea of sustainability itself and how this would then have shown to have changed according to how humans have exploited the earth, even back to the roots of agriculture.

This book is important of the time due to the fact of that in which at the time there were many crucial events that must have taken place, to have such a decisive view of a vital character. The fact that the narrator did not give much for details of themselves, gives reason that the person reading the book is more like the person in the book themselves. This is due to how it shows how ignorant the reader is, before taking the journey that the book takes us on, to be able to finish at the destination where we are then in the position where we are able to decide as knowledgeable beings, to make better decisions in our lives, not just for ourselves, but others and the environment as well.


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