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Reviews of Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

  • "...Suspenseful, inventive and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year." - The Austin Chronicle

  • "From now on I will divide the books I have read into two categories -- the ones I read before Ishmael and those read after." - Jim Britell, Whole Earth Review

  • "...fascinating...Quinn's smooth style and his intriguing proposals should hold the attention of readers interested in the daunting dilemmas that beset our planet." - Publishers Weekly

  • “A thoughtful, fearlessly low-key novel about the role of our species on the planet…laid out for us with an originality and a clarity that few would deny.” – The New York Times Book Review

  • "Deserves high marks as a serious -- and all too rare -- effort that is unflinchingly engaged with fundamental life-and-death concerns." - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • “Arthur Koestler, in an essay in which he wondered whether mankind would go the way of the dinosaur, formulated what he called the Dinosaur's Prayer: 'Lord, a little more time!' Ishmael does its bit to answer that prayer and may just possibly have bought us all a little more time.” - Los Angeles Times

  • “The point remains that we are killing the earth along with ourselves and it is nearly too late to check our fate. This is reason enough for reading Ishmael.” - The Orlando Sentinel

  • "There's no one book I'd take to a desert island, not even the Bible or Shakespeare. Perhaps a book on how to build a boat or raft. Ishmael is the book I buy 10 at a time and give away to all sorts of folks." – Pete Seeger, famed activist and Grammy-award winning folk singer

  • “…someone sent me a copy of Daniel Quinn's book, Ishmael. I've now read it six times and I'm here to tell you that [author Paul] Hawken and Quinn together will not only change your life, but make you understand why it should change. They did both for me." – Ray C. Anderson, CEO of Interface, Inc., co-chairman of President Clinton's Sustainable Development Council, winner of Global Green's Inaugural Millennium Award, Forbes Magazine and Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, and the first corporate CEO ever to win the George and Cynthia Mitchell International Prize for Sustainable Development

Reviews of The Story of B by Daniel Quinn

  • “Daniel Quinn has written two of the most unnerving and transformative books in recent memory. The first was Ishmael; The Story of B is the other, a compelling 'humantale' that will unglue, stun, shock, and rearrange everything you've learned and assume about Western civilization and our future.” – Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce

  • “One of the most important storytellers of our age, Daniel Quinn, in The Story of B, continues the journey begun so beautifully with Ishmael. Whether or not you agree with every word, there is no doubt that 'B' offers us a unique opportunity – to think together about the unquestioned beliefs and assumptions that have shaped our culture over the past 10,000 years and that will, if they remain unquestioned, keep us on a path that seems increasingly unsustainable.” – Peter M. Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline, Chairperson of the Society for Organizational Learning, and director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Reviews of My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

  • "Irresistible...[Quinn's] ideas are as thought-provoking as ever." - Kirkus Reviews

  • My Ishmael isn't just a sequel to the original. Instead, the original must be seen as a springboard for this new penetrating look into the machinery of our own culture, with all the drama and intrigue that a culture's history has to offer.” - Lance Pierce, Editor, Illusions Magazine

  • “I'm crazy about any book that can get people, especially young people, excited about ideas. And that's just what Quinn has done with his writing…[He] has an amazing story to tell.” - Lois Blinkhorn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • “Quinn engagingly presents an antidote to a fundamental flaw of our culture, invoking a law in human history that can halt our civilization's plunge toward planetary catastrophe.” - Lit Notes

Review of Beyond Civilization by Daniel Quinn

  • Beyond Civilization is the most solid, real, practical, and you-can-really-do-it book you'll ever find on how to save the world. Daniel Quinn has again proven he is one of our century's greatest and most insightful thinkers.” - Thom Hartmann, author of The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
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