January 3, 2008
These are books that I read in 2007, not books that necessarily were published in 2007.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (sorry, sort of anticlimactic, I realize.). It was also the first book I read in 2007.
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. From my review:
It’s hard for me to discuss this book from any angle without wanting to shout: “This book is awesome! You must read this book!”
From the moment I heard the premise–what would happen to the earth if the human race were suddenly to disappear from it–I knew the notion could be a fascinating one, but Weisman could have screwed this up in any number of ways.
The success of this book is in several places. One, Weisman manages to posit the realm o the relatively unlikely simultaneous cessation of all human life without making it sound morbid or frightening. This book is not a droning lecture about the ills we have caused mother nature, and it doesn’t ever lose its little campfire of hope, burning at the center. [Read More (You'll have to scroll down...no direct link]
Honorable Mention (Fiction)
Honorable Mention (Non-Fiction)
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