Saturday, February 7, 2009
I'm slogging my way through Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. Did anyone else find it slow going?
He makes some interesting points, to be sure, so it's worth the slogging. True, too, is that I believe this and other social history phenomena books (like fairytales) reflect the unconscious group mind of society and culture. According to the cosmology of Reya, it's important to know what's happening just beneath the surface of the society I live within. And so I slog onwards.
Maybe what I'm struggling with in the case of this book is academic writing style. Though I also watched the National Geographic documentary based on the book, and found it just as turgid.
It's going to be lovely in DC today, a perfect excuse to put the book down, oh yeah!