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Radio free Vermont

Bill McKibben

Radio free Vermont

a fable of resistance

by Bill McKibben

  • 160 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Secession,
  • Resistance to Government,
  • Counterculture,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBill McKibben
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3613.C5588 R33 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination224 pages
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26933330M
    ISBN 100735219869
    ISBN 109780735219861
    LC Control Number2017009744
    OCLC/WorldCa979562112

    Radio Free Vermont A Fable of Resistance (Book): McKibben, Bill: I hope no one secedes, but I also hope that Americans figure out creative ways to resist injustice and create communities where everybody counts. We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact. -Bernie Sanders As the host of Radio Free Vermont--underground, underpowered, and underfoot. A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont—"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"—seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from.

    Radio Free Vermont is a charming bit of artisanal resistance lit. It’s a bit rough, with the occasional nailhead poking up too high. (Perry’s upspeak? It gets to be, um, a bit much?) But what’s surprising is how well-crafted the book is over all; how unhokey its folksiness feels, and how true its observations ring. Radio Free Vermont A Fable of Resistance (Book): McKibben, Bill: "A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently.

    Radio Free Vermont Bill McKibben. Blue Rider, $22 (p) ISBN Audio book sample courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio. Buy this book Discover what to read next.   Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance By Bill McKibben Blue Rider: pages; $22 Let’s get ’s the theme of Bill McKibben’s first novel, Radio Free Vermont, a little comic.


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RADIO FREE VERMONT: A FABLE OF RESISTANCE (November ) Bill McKibben Blue River Press, pages ★★ If a crusty Vermonter laced a pint of Ben & Jerry’s with a psychotropic, consumed it, and went off to bed, his dream might come out something like Radio Free Vermont.

This uneven book is fun and pokes fun at Corporate America run amok /5. A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio free Vermont book Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.

As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an /5(). A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.

As the host of Radio Free Vermont-“underground, underpowered, and underfoot”-seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from. 'Radio Free Vermont' Offers A Modest Proposal For Resistance Activist Bill McKibben answers his own call for topical fiction with Radio Free Vermont, a gently surreal tale about a septuagenarian Author: Jason Heller.

A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont - "underground, underpowered, and underfoot" - seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location.".

About Radio Free Vermont “We’ve got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact.” –Bernie Sanders A book that’s also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben’s debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.

As Radio free Vermont book host of Radio Free Vermont–“underground. “Radio Free Vermont” is more than “A Fable of Resistance,” as its subtitle says. It’s a love letter to the modest, treed-in landscape of Vermont, which Barclay wouldn’t trade for all. Radio Free Vermont is a sometimes-farcical romp through similarly harmless acts of subversion and Vermont-y clichés.

A reader may wonder whether McKibben is gently mocking his endearingly earnest Author: Pamela Polston. RADIO FREE VERMONT A FABLE OF RESISTANCE. in his own mind”). As with Abbey’s book, McKibben’s players are symbols as much as characters, acting out an idea. It’s a fable, in other words, and it gets a little didactic at times.

McKibben admits as much, writing in an author’s note that the message isn’t necessarily that the nation. Hello, Sign in. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders.

Try. A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont—"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"—seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from 4/4(4).

A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.

As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an.

On the third page of Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben’s first novel, a Coors beer truck follows detour signs as it enters Vermont from the Crown Point the end of a long dirt road the driver is presented with a bag lunch (made with Vermont products) as people in balaclavas release the air from the truck’s tires, then dump hundreds of bottles of the “foreign” beer onto the ground.

-A book that’s also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben’s debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.

In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that’s become more popular than ever–seceding from the United. So while it’s a criticism to say that Bill McKibben’s debut novel, Radio Free Vermont, is not a very good work of fiction, it’s also a way to say that it’s a novel that’s part of a long lineage.

McKibben is a longtime environmental writer and activist who’s written a stack of nonfiction books sounding warnings about climate and the Author: Mark Athitakis. Radio Free Vermont NPR coverage of Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance by Bill McKibben.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. That's both a strength and a drawback; veering erratically from light-hearted and heavy-handed, Radio Free Vermont succeeds best when it settles into a zany groove that borders on magic realism. The book doesn't offer secession as a serious solution to Vermont's, or America's, woes — it's more a Swiftian modest proposal, one that symbolizes 3/4(8).

Bill McKibben is well-known for his environmental activism, especially his passionate advocacy on the issue of climate change.

With 16 books to his credit (including his work, The End of Nature, often considered to be the first book on climate change for a general audience), he has never before tried his hand at en’s good-natured debut novel, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable.

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What we have in Radio Free Vermont is an uplifting (though very, very white) story of resistance Vermont style, involving calm discussion, reasoned arguments, lots of local beer, minor property damage, cross country skiers, and no violence. This is a resistance with an undercurrent of subtle Yankee humor.5/5(1).

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