ow I 'll say what I really nee to hear, which has very little ( and very much) to do with thi book at hand. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I finished Bitter Seeds in July 2010 and originally posted a placeholder review with a commitmen to rite a real review when I got back from a ten-day vacation.
But I fee you ( and I mean you, Ceridwen) to understand what happened.I finished this book in the car on the road from Sacramento to San Diego.
At this time we lived in Sacramento and were planning a move to San Diego in late 2010 or early 2011, and we were driving to San Diego to look for a place to live, to tour our kids' new school, meet up with some old friends, and hit Disneyland on the way back.
I have thi nervous system disorder that literally feels better in sunshine, which is abundant in San Diego, my kids fell in love with the Catholic school in which we wanted to enroll them, my old friends in San Diego needed some people they could lean on.
In thi sense, everything, because that 's what was going on in my life when I writ the book.See, here 's anothe thing.
My eelings about Doomsday Book, for instanc, were heavily inspire by what was happening in my life at the time.Looking back on reading Bitter Seeds some six or seven months ago, and having read several books since then, I have trouble recalling many specific plot points and ca n't recall being touched or surprised or made to think in any particular way.
Bitter Seeds is about taking shortcuts that produce a " victory " that tastes as bitter as defeat.Thank God, Fate, Providence … thank Whatever … for my mother and I realizing these things before it became too late.
erely going through the motions.In Bitter Seeds both sides tried shortcuts to victory: superhuman creations and supernatural visitors.
And, ell, if it 's ot clear to you how the Brits lost their values, then I do n't ask how to explain it.I suppose I better address some of the foreseeable objections: I 'm ot saying the U.S. in the actual WWII stuck to its values terribly well; we had our dark side, too, but we ultimately were n't held hostage by our fire bombings of civilian populations the way the Brits were held hostage by their aliens in Bitter Seeds.I 'm also not trying to forge that you might have my notions of love, compassio, and aith in order to successfully fight your own private wars.
My family and I wen to a gorgeous new city but we did n't shortcut the important things: our love for one another, our inner courage as a couple, and our faith in a spiritual calling.