Robin Glass

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (9 of 14)
Location: Victoria B.C.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 322,617 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 14
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The book grabs you from the first page. Fourteen kids on a routine school bus ride are hurled into a fight for survival by a cascading series of dystopian disasters. Barricading themselves against the chaos in a big box store, they evolve into a band of compelling characters; some are likeable, some not so much. All are interesting.

Laybourne's ear for dialogue and eye for nuanced behaviour has woven a strand of reason and humanity into the fabric of carnage and horror. Even in the worst of times, the kids show us, there is hope. "Lord of the Flies" this is not!

Nicely paced and logically constructed, even as the book ends it opens new doors. I look forward to Emmy… Read more
Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming by Andrew Weaver
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The first paragraph of this accessible little book states that it will address "...who is right": the warmists or the skeptics. The concept of a clear and concise assessment of differences on scientific issues has great promise. That promise is not met.

Although the book is easy to read and understand, it ignores important scientific questions raised by other reputable scientists in peer reviewed publications. For example, the issue as to the magnitude and direction (negative or positive) of water vapor feedback is pivotal. If Dr Richard Lindzen, the internationally renowned atmospheric physicist at MIT is correct,i.e. the feedback is negative, it follows that global warming… Read more
Oka by Harry Swain
Oka by Harry Swain
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping our Word, Oct. 11 2010
This is a well written, accessible and thoroughly documented book by Harry Swain, the former federal Deputy Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, who was at the epicentre of the Oka Crisis in 1990. Swain prepares the reader for the analysis of the complex, rapidly evolving events with concise, historical background chapters on the alienation of Indian lands, the conflicted symbiotic relationship Indians have with the Department of Indian Affairs, and the anarchy unloosed by the growth of gambling, smuggling and armed radicals in Mohawk Territories.

"All for a Bloody Golf Course", the pivotal chapter, recounts how obtuse self-interest, ignorance,and incompetence resulted in… Read more