Author: Alena Graedon

Book Review: Alena Graedon’s The Word Exchange

Book Review: Alena Graedon’s The Word Exchange

An ARC I received through NetGalley set in a dystopian horror of a world, an age-old story of progress and greed with a “rags-to-riches” success story in which greed overcomes commonsense. My Take Wow. Just wow. This was/is terrifying. When you think of how ubiquitous the computer is in our world, how reliant we are upon it, upon the Internet. How much I rely upon it! The “progress” our world is making in conjoining human with machine — think of Google Glass! I’ve always been so impressed with how much people in the past could remember, could quote passages from memory. I wondered why we no longer did such a thing. A large part of it, I suspect, is that we have too many books in the world today. We read a book, and we’re done with it. We move on to the next book. In the past, there were so few books. Yes, there were a number of books printed, but so few had access to those so-very-expensive books. Can you imagine someone thinking a library of 300 books was huge? Think of how many people today own books on cooking, self-help, computer manuals, a bible. The textbooks a […]

Posted April 7, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments