Sunday, September 20, 2009

Book: "World's End" by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Okay, let's admit that history repeats itself. Does that also mean that history determines one's fate? The answer in World's End seems to be a qualified "Yes." The book goes back and forth between 17th century Peekskill, New York, where a few tenant farmers are beginning to question the authority of the landowning patroon, to an early 1950's Communist Party sponsored concert, and to a 1970's event featuring a river boat dedicated to cleaning up the environment (similar to the Clearwater).

My rating: **** (out of 5)

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