Wednesday, October 20, 2021
One of the Best Novels I've Ever Read
This is one of the best novels I've ever read in my life. It's about trees. And, yes, people, insofar as they relate to trees. But mostly about trees. And life. Life in the long-term, measured in tree-years, species-years, gene-years. People are in there, for the moment. That's about all I'm going to say about it, because this is really more than a book, it's a gift waiting to be discovered by a reader, like if you didn't know about flowers, or Pythagorean's theorem, or had never seen the rings of Saturn in a telescope, indescribable. It's that kind of thing. At least, it was to me.
Posted by David Appell at 10/20/2021 05:02:00 PM