Sunday, March 7, 2010

SUNDAY BOOK REVIEWS

3 comments:

A. G. Tsakumis said...

David, with respect, I'm shocked that you didn't do little research on Ronald Wright before wasting $22.95

In no particular order, he is a 9/11 truther; Jew-hating, race-baiting, historical revisionist, whose empty calls to arms (pun intended) are of the most shameless varieties of dismal prose.

We either work with what we've got now or forge ahead, nullifies anything he's written in that book. His positions are not as offensive as they are ill-informed.

For example, suggesting that Canada has treated their natives "far worse than anything America has ever done" is not only a bald-faced lie, but so utterly unhinged from reality, that I cannot fathom how someone like you would read someone like him.

A more offensive example, is his contention that America has gone into the Middle East because Palestinians are somewhat less repugnant than Jews. Than man is a first class ass, who just throws as much shit against the wall hoping something will stick. He's pathetic.

Please people, do not buy Wright's book, it's a waste...unless you've run out of bird-cage liner.

Anonymous said...

I love that you started Sunday Book Reviews. I'm just about finished reading 'Missing Sarah' by Maggie de Vries, a book that was in the Librarian recommended section of our local library. It is an interesting look into the life of a young girl, Sarah de Vries, who became one of the missing women whose DNA was found at the Pickton farm. I suspect you have already read this book as you, and your former radio program, are noted.

"One of the most illuminating media events was a two-hour radio interview on The David Berner Show on CKNW. . . . who, coincidentally, knew Janet Henry, one of the missing. She and her sister Sandra, had lived with him as foster children decades earlier."

I'm very interested to read your recent post from the Calgary Herald (and watch the film clips) re Insite -- 'Missing Sarah' has somewhat changed my ideas around the drug addicted in the downtown east side. If you are familiar with the book, first published in 2003, I would love to hear/read your take.

Mo.

Keith said...

I looked at three search engines to find criticism of Ronald Wright to no avail.
I borrowed his book from the library and will judge for myself.
A few years ago, the CBC had a series on the history of Canada where there was mention of the British military infecting natives with blankets from smallpox victims.
Did people in the 17th century know that disease was caused by germs?