Anthill: A Novel, and Lean on Pete

01May10

A review of Anthill, by biologist Edward O. Wilson describes an “ant’s-eye-view” of epic battles, and a book that has the potential to relate the need for environmental justice, doing for the environment what To Kill a Mockingbird did for social justice. It’s a noble idea, though to reach the masses these days I’m afraid we’ll need Anthill: The Movie. Still, it sounds like a good gift for those more environmentally conscious, or even those who could use a wake-up call.

Meanwhile, Willy Vlautin sounds like another writer I’d like to check out, with his “bighearted” novel about “people all alone in the wind,” Lean on Pete.

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One Response to “Anthill: A Novel, and Lean on Pete”

  1. 1 Matthias

    E.O. Wilson is being interviewed about his ant book today (May 4th) on CBC RADIO1’s The Current.


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