Not what I expected. I listened to the audiobook version, which is read by the author. She has a sweet, feminine voice that is jarring at first simply because you get used to procedural books about crime and criminals read by voice actors taking on the gravitas of the law enforcement, legal, or psychology professionals behind those books. This book is half-cozy Life in the Pines, and half citizen researcher trying to make sense of the jarring twist in her somewhat sheltered reality. That gives this book about a well-worn topic a very different angle. It doesn’t try to step through over the well-trodden ground of its predecessor books, but instead takes on the everyman/everywoman perspective of the impact on Big Events.
Published by Nancy E. Shaffer
NANCY E. SHAFFER has been an experimental psychologist (M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Rice University), a philosopher (Ph.D., History and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Davis), and software developer. She taught history and philosophy of science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her philosophical work has appeared in the journal Philosophy of Science and her pop-culture philosophy website, All Things Philosophical on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel: the Series. Dis/inhbition is her first novel. She currently resides in Tempe, Arizona. View all posts by Nancy E. Shaffer