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Disputed Land by Tim Pears
Disputed Land by Tim Pears
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5.0 out of 5 stars a work of true art, 14 April 2011
I felt touched and inspired by this book, which makes the point of our common responsibility for humanity's future in a very subtle way, like a gentle stroke of breeze on your cheek.

Grandmother Rosemary, whose behaviour is affected by an illness, hectors her family about the excesses of our unsustainable civilisation, effectively shutting out any meaningful discussion. She presents her arguments intellectually, with a great dose of bitterness about our failures. Despite the clarity of her analysis and proposed solutions, ultimately, however, hers is not the voice we hear or are likely to learn from.

The author juxtaposes Rosemary's angry rants against her 13-year old… Read more