Sunday, September 19, 2010

Book Review ::: Notes From The Edge Times

5 out of 5 stars! I love this book! That "bleak, ruined future" you've heard so much about is just around the corner...

In "Notes From The Edge Times" author Daniel Pinchbeck confronts the reader with all of the modern boogie-men we've come to fear love: global calamity, financial devastation, networking, the world ending in 2012, crop circles, UFOs, the Norway spiral, gnostic revivalism, networking --- it's all there, along with thought forms contributed by great philosophers and thinkers of recent times.

I recommend reading "Notes" at the laundromat - a place where critical thinking is usually confined to "how many quarters do I have left for the dryer" and "gee whiz, that's a lotta suds!" You could also read it on the bus or during lunch - anywhere your brain could use a good kick in the pants!

Here's WHY ::: "Notes" is presented in easy-to-digest "chapter chunks," a style I really like! The cover text says it best: "'Notes' collects Pinchbeck's most penetrating recent columns, articles and essays that amount to an extraordinary mosaic view of the hopes, nightmares, and signs of breakthrough that mark our present era."
"Notes From The Edge Times" by Daniel Pinchbeck

Order via!

Tarcher/Penguin hardcover, on-sale Oct 14, 2010
$23.95, ISBN 978-1-58542-837-3

Pinchbeck lives in New York City. He is currently the editorial director of Reality Sandwich and he is the best-selling author of "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl," so take his 2012 remarks with a few grains of salt (or maybe gold? - there will likely be a market for "end of the world is coming" products like we saw just before y2k. Remember y2k, Art Bell freaks?). Come early November, Pinchbeck will make a personal appearance at the Diesel Bookstore in Oakland CA to talk about "Notes" - too bad it's so far from here!
Hmmmm... I could envision Johnny Depp playing Pinchbeck in a movie... but that's a thought for another day...

Somehow, from over a thousand years ago, the Maya predicted that this time would be crucial for humanity--- and indeed, it is. ~ Daniel Pinchbeck

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