World Made by Hand

World Made by Hand

by James Howard Kunstler
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World Made by Hand 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Halfway through reading this, I found out that Kunstler's previous works consisted mostly of historical works. This came to no surprise to me, as he seems to have a strong grasp on the human experience through important parts of history. Though Kunstler had many opportunities throughout the novel to preach about what current parts of the modern lifestyle lead to the end of the information age, he instead restrains himself and creates a seemingly unbiased account of people living and adjusting to the new world they find themselves in. His outlook is almost uplifting as the human spirit remains positive throughout the novel, and our narrator is typically optimistic in his reactions to whatever may come. I found this to be an absorbing read with characters I could easily relate to and care about. I suggest this highly to just about anyone.
bostntranslation More than 1 year ago
This book was a delight. They say it's a more emotional, less dreary 'The Road.' Which is true. This book makes you appreciate what we have, but more importantly, it makes you appreciate those in your life and the fragility of life.
Anonymous 5 months ago
It took me a chapter or two to get used to the author's style, so I was a bit surprised at how much I looked forward to getting to the next chapter. A very human story.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A well written good story It took me out of our current disturbing times and in a way, gave me hope
Anonymous 8 months ago
A fascinating look at a future that few people would expect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I thought it was going to be but still a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed Kuntslers blog for quite a while and read another book or two of his. This one is a good fiction, a story about a guy in post oil America. Kuntsler stitches together a great tail, highlighting numerous issues that will befall us all once the oil is gone and we don't have cars, electricity and so forth to comfort our everyday lives. Lots of good stuff here for people who enjoy a good story, and also for communicating many of the issues of the future that's in store for us all.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
“A World Made By Hand” paints a vivid picture of what life could be like when all of the modern world’s conveniences are gone through lack of oil. If you’re looking for an action packed post apocalypse thriller this probably isn’t for you, but what it lacks in action it more than makes up for in storytelling. Everything from what has happened to make the world this way to the everyday actions of the characters are painted so vividly that you could practically be there. The characters are liable well thought out and the story is so interesting compared to other post-apocalyptic novels. While other novels are almost exclusively small groups or individuals trying to stay alive this book focuses on a whole community. I can’t wait to get into the other books in the series.
lauracorgi More than 1 year ago
I thought it was half done. It had a very inconclusive ending, like part of the book went missing. The story hinted at all sorts of developments but then dropped them all. There are some things that I didn't agree with at all. First, women just let men take over, although it seems that most survivors were past child bearing years. It seems that this book just added fuel to the fire that older women are undesirable and men are always seeking out mates the age of their daughters. Also, coyotes don't mate with wolves, coyotes don't run in packs. Wolves kill coyotes.
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BookWorm1932 More than 1 year ago
I read this novel being new to post-apocalyptic fiction, and I found it somewhat tedious to read. It had bad grammar, very flat character development, vapid dialogue and certain sections in the book stretched credibility. Its detour into the supernatural near the end was annoying and unnecessary. I found very little connection and had difficulty understanding the motivations of the characters in the novel, since they were so thinly drawn. For me this book raised interesting questions and gives a pretty good picture of what a world after oil would look like. But that is about the best it offered. I have no plans to read the sequel.
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Musadutoe More than 1 year ago
I have read many post disaster / alternative history novels and stories over the years and this is by far one of the best that I have ever read. As with most stories of this genre there is doom and gloom, but the author has a way a still providing a sense of humanity despite all that has transpired. From the first page the dialogue draws you in and you do not want to put the book down. If the author can maintain the same quality of writing, I would read 20+ novels in this series. I want to know more about these people and despite the slight oddity of Brother Jobe and his crew for the moment they work well with the story line.
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