Saturday, March 1, 2008

Daily Sprawl Recommended Reading...

Daily Sprawl just finished Jim Kuntsler's latest book--World Made By Hand. It's a fictional follow-up to his groundbreaking The Long Emergency.

In short, the book considers (again, fictionally) what one upstate New York community might face if The Long Emergency played out.

Overall, the story is well-written with an interesting set of characters interwoven with a backstory involving a post-oil United States--one where even the trains and power have essentially stopped functioning.

While the book takes The Long Emergency to an extreme that even Kuntsler doesn't suggest is a likely reality, World Made By Hand is a must read if these issues matter to you.