Monday, February 19, 2007

Now reading: Mark Steyn's America Alone

Finally, after all these months, I can now sit back and read Mark Steyn's new book, America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It.

I am tempted to jump right in with chapter six: "The Four Horsemen of the Eupocalypse: Eutopia vs Eurabia".

The ... [leafing through other chapters] actually, I don't think I'm going to be able to continue this post, I am far too excited by finally having this book in my hands.

See you tomorrow!


dag said...

That cover alone is worth the price of admission.

Charles Henry said...

Dag, this book is simply incredible. As wiped out from fatigue as I was last night, I still plowed through 70 pages before collapsing from exhaustion, and I bet I could have finished the whole book in one sitting where it not for the fact I found myself reading so slowly, so as to ensure total recall of every paragraph.
This is one of those books that you end up buying for everyone you know, as gifts whether it's their birthday or not.

dag said...

I should rush off right now to Chapters to buy a dozen copies, right?

Charles Henry said...

I don't know if Chapters has ever gotten them back in stock again, I went to get one after Christmas and had to leave empty-handed.

To tell the truth I'm not really sure if I will ever go back again, either; that was the time I saw that "big ideas" book display I told you about a recent meeting... for me, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro don't have any "big ideas" worth promoting. Ms. Reisman can like those guys, and since it's her store I don't have a problem with her promoting whatever she wants; but I don't have to pretend that I don't see those books pushed at the expense of something truly useful, such as Mark Steyn's stunning book on demographics and cultural decline.

I suppose it would make for a good ethical question; if we were to buy a bunch of copies of Mark Steyn's book at Chapters, in the hopes that the record of this book's sales spike may influence their purchasing decision on how many copies to order for Steyn's next one... does that off-set the distate and shame I would feel for financially supporting her business? What would be the lesser of two evils?

dag said...

There's ethical and then there's my life as I actually live it on the run. Those who believe in Hell are at a great advantage in that they likely slow down enough to worry about being the arsehole I don't worry about being. If there is a Hell, I'm going to demand Heather Reisman give me a refund.