At the End of the World

At the End of the World

A True Story of Murder in the Arctic

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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At the End of the World is the heartbreaking account of a series of obscure murders in the remote Belcher Islands and the ludicrous trial that followed. It is also an elegiac and unsentimental lamentation for a now-dying way of life on the northern perimeter of our planet where the Inuit people have always resided. In addition, it is a prophetic admonition of the dehumanization, and imminent destruction of what's left of our own culture's humanity, not to mention the natural world. At the End of the World is a brilliant and original book by one of the boldest and most visionary writers of our era, or any other.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250111401
Branch Call Number: 364.152309719 Mil
Characteristics: ix, 196 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm


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Jun 10, 2017

I found this an unusual and interesting book. It reads as though the author did extensive research and then, rather than write a book based on his notes, just organized the notes and called it a book. I found him a bit pedantic but when I was done I wanted to read another of his books.

Apr 28, 2017

I was interested in reading this book to find out more about the crime story but did not wholly appreciate the author's interspersed musings about technology, which seemed to stand in for what he lacked in information or narrative about the case and the people involved. On the upside, it is a very quick read.

Jabberwock12 Apr 21, 2017

A story of the Western-world meeting our nearly unknown neighbors to the North. Religion has its violent effects in our world and the Inuit people also get their murderous rage on when they're introduced to the Bible in the early 20th Century. The book is quite short which made it a very fast read. It's also a tale of the author's (whose really a naturalist above all else) disdain for our technologically induced world. iDevices, artificial brains and Nintendo's all get the stink eye by Lawrence Millman. He talks about how the Inuit *SPOILER* laughed at 9/11 believing it was a movie akin to the Towering Inferno, rather than real life and explained the same people couldn't wrap their heads around how seals had killed Bin Laden in the mountains of Pakistan... The book is loaded with great quotes that I put on Facebook and Instagram more than once (I'm sure Lawrence Millman would be against me for that). Looking forward to his other works. I recommend this title to anyone who wants a digital detox, loves the Arctic or wants to blame religion for a little bit more...

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