Sunday, January 17, 2016
Two views of 'Stranger Than We Can Imagine'
John Higgs' "Stranger Than We Can Imagine," published in the U.S. without getting a lot of attention, has just gotten two new book reviews.
The Wall Street Journal's review (by Steven Poole) ran Saturday; the lead to Poole's review picks up on Higgs casually brilliant observation that reports of UFOs suddenly declined in the smart phone era, when if they existed proof should have been plentiful in an era in which everyone carries around a camera. Mr. Poole didn't like the book quite as much as I did, but he does state that Along the way author and reader have fun." And I agree that the chapter on science fiction was particularly good.
Michael Johnson also has written a review and says that the book is vital. Michael says the book speaks to three different classes of readers and explains who they are. "There are no dull moments in this book," Michael says, and I agree; I read through it pretty quickly.
I'll try to get my own review posted soon.