Monday, April 5, 2010

The Burden of Civilization

I just returned from the library where a book I'd placed on reserve arrived. Said book is Jeremy Rifkin's Empathic Civilization.

While every book "reads" better with an empathic reader, the above title--weighing in at at least 10 lbs.-- requires more than empathy; it requires a weight-lifter! Already staggering beneath a list of titles awaiting my attention, I left Empathic Civilization on the shelf.

1 comment:

moise said...

At that weight, not sure whether I'd have empathy for the text or sympathy for any potential readers. Sounds like Rifkin could have used a better editor, or a publisher who could afford to print the book in several volumes.