"My Story as Told by Water"
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This is a critical book review of "My Story as Told by Water" by David James Duncan which commends the author in his elaboration of the importance of the ecological system in lieu of our human needs. It examines the humor combined with serious message running through the novel and shows how Duncan is one of the few environmental writers who is capable of tempering his rage with humor.
From the Paper:"The words of one reviewer as she commended this book said, “I thank David James Duncan for putting into words the profound idea that the salmon's presence is a breathtaking reminder of the rightness of the earth's own plan.” And theses words are thus the thesis of the narratives in "My Story as Told by Water" by David James Duncan.
As the human civilization progresses we see that the environment is being affected adversely. There are tens of instances where humans have polluted nature and the results can be seen in the greenhouse effect and extinction of various species. This raises the question of the relevance of nature to the human. Environmentalists are focusing on the concepts of sustainable progress and in such a scenario books, which relate to the issue become indispensable. Thus, the book "My Story as Told by Water" by David James Duncan is one such contribution to the world."
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