The Ishmael Guestbook Archives: 1 April - 1 May 1997


In combination with The Story of B and some work in contemporary psychology, Ishmael has profoundly altered my view of the world. I'm just not sure what to do about it. Yet...
Eric Strachan <Eric.Strachan@fdc-invest.com>
Cambridge, MA USA - Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at 06:39:50 (PDT)
Autograph? wow... Mr Quinn the celebrity!!.. All sarcasm aside... I know how you feel(person below).. After I read Ishmael i was like," Daniel Quinn is amazing!!".. I still think so, but now I realize that he is like you and me, looking for solutions to the situation were in... searching for a way to break free from the "One right way" mentality(and mythology).. I'd like to chat with him, personally.. His humor and wit cease to amaze me...(of course so do his storytelling abilities)..Consider that rather than an autograph from Mr Quinn... you could actually make YOUR mark by spreading the word...Autographs are ni ce and all, but i'm sure by the end of Ishmael, you'l realize that its not about that..anyway....have a nice day everybody...
Kurt Finguerra <kfingu01@sprynet.com>
Bend, OR USA - Monday, April 28, 1997 at 12:47:46 (PDT)
My Freshman Earth Science class at the Milton S.Hershey School in Hershey Pennsylvania, is now in the process of reading Ishmael.My teacher Ms.Suzan Arnold, has told us that this book has been an inspiration to many people she has assigned it to. Beca use I am only near the end of Chapter one, I can not really say I love this book. I will say that it has given me ideas and thoughts about alot of stuff in our world.I will reccomend this book to my family If anything. I read only two pages of this book to my mother and she was really into it. I said "Your getting bored right?" and she said "No this book is really interesting". Mr. Quinn, I havent read in a while because I am so busy with school and two ot her books I was assigned, but when I can actually sit down and read, it is usually your book. I can't really get my e-mail so if you have a minute I'd appreciate an autograph or something, even if your in a restaurant and have a pen and jsut scribble your name on a napkin and send it to me !!! My address is Eva - Marie Alshon 877 Meadow Lane Hershey, P.A. 17033 Thank You soooooo much, Eva
Eva - Marie V. Alshon <veronica14@hotmail.com>
Hershey, PA USA - Monday, April 28, 1997 at 12:19:18 (PDT)
It has been two years since reading 'Ishmael'. I was moved by the story. It makes me feel ashamed and lost. Perhaps the shame can be discounted since I was raised in this modern culture that exploits the Earth's resources and people - but that's no excuse. I feel lost in the sense of how does one person, living in a world of power, politics, and corruption, change the ideology of nearly 6 billion people? I am presently reading 'The Story of B'. I agree that a new 'Vision' is required to change ou r World. I look forward to dialog on this Web Site as well as B's Web Site. Hopefully, we can begin to make a difference.
Larry Belisle <lbelisl@ibm.net>
Boise, ID USA - Sunday, April 27, 1997 at 20:25:02 (PDT)
JOHN...... My curiosity also led me to push that button a while back.. and I too thought it was very appropiate and funny...... I wonder if they(won't reveal it) know they are there.... It was strange, for a second before I pushed"NO" I had the irratio nal fear that what I was doing was bad.. and that "Ishmael" would see....Remnants of M.C.'s paranoia of "one right way".....hmmmm
Kurt Finguerra <kfingu01@sprynet.com>
Bend, Or USA - Sunday, April 27, 1997 at 20:16:28 (PDT)
Curiosity finally got the better of me, and I had to hit "no" when that question, "Are you ready to save the world?", came up on the screen. I had to see where it would send me. Has anyone else done this yet? I won't give it away, but it's definitel y good for a laugh, and perfectly appropriate. "The Ultimate Resource," indeed. Thanks to whoever has the sense of humor, and don't count me as a destroyer of the world, if you're keeping track.
John Leon Fish <72633.211@compuserve.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Sunday, April 27, 1997 at 18:05:47 (PDT)
Even though I haven't finished the book yet I enjoy it and my enthusiasm has been rekindled. I am an environmental science major and sometimes it seems hopeless, but now I am driven to do something yet again. Thanks for bringing that feeling back to me.
A.P. <apoate@tusculum.edu>
Salt Lake City , UT USA - Sunday, April 27, 1997 at 13:58:32 (PDT)
It's time to start doing well by doing good.
tom dunn <tomdunn@bellsouth.net>
woodstock, GA USA - Sunday, April 27, 1997 at 11:50:03 (PDT)
this is my favourite book. it opened my eyes and my mind more than ever. mr quinn is the best author ever thank you
Heidi Brake <jbrake@nf.sympatico.ca>
Stephenville Newfoundland, Canada - Saturday, April 26, 1997 at 21:37:53 (PDT)
"Your right I will divide my books before and after Ishmael"
Eddie Olivarez <eddie@recles.vt.com>
Mission, TX USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 22:42:57 (PDT)
I am extremely skepical of religions and am proceeding with caution with the Ishmael phenom. I was orginally introduced to Ishmael by my Ecology professor at Wetern Michigan University Dr. Richard Brewer. I was attracted to the message of the book and am anxious to read B but again i am proceeding with caution and skepicisim. I have seen too many fads and "saviors of the moment" to jump in. Please don't get me wrong I am extermely tempted by the ideas in Ishmael so I continue to make the journey slo wly
Mike Sergeant <TSergeant@aol.com>
Portage, MI USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 20:22:50 (PDT)
This is such an important book for mankind. Perhaps with the help of Ishmael, the next generation can begin to correct the mess mine has made of the world. Nature will not forgive us if we don't mend our ways. Thank you Daniel Quinn.
Claude Shouse <shouse@inetworld.net>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 17:04:33 (PDT)
Excellent! Has anyone sent a copy to Walter Cronkite? I think he would make a great President, especially after reading 'Ishmael' and taking it to heart. Read about the gaia brain paradigm that would have people paying for the use of the commons, in proportion to how much they pollute the air and water, and how much fish and trees and other natural resources they take from the earth at my web page: Gaia Brain home page www.geocities.com/athens/1942 John Champagne
John Champagne <jchampag@lonestar.utsa.edu>
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 15:00:52 (PDT)
You have changed my life. This is a very big accomplishment since I am a stubborn individual and cannot be changed easily. I feel that you were able to change my impression of the world because you did not attack people, you did not put anyone down a nd you did not go into petty name calling to get your point across. Sure you challenged conventional thought, but you must in order to make changes. Being a ditto head I never felt I would be on the same side as a "tree hugger", or at least that's what I called it. But today I stand with you in support that this way of thinking can do nothing but make this a better place, and maybe allow this world t o become the utopia that everyone wants and needs.. Thanks !!!!!
Jeffrey D.R. Bryden <jafo@plains.uwyo.edu>
Laramie, wy USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 13:04:10 (PDT)
An excellent book I highly recomend this book. For me this was required reading, and half of my class didn't quite grasp any of the ideas presented in the book. I myself found it enlightening and thought provokeing. But I pose a question in the book it makes reference to the story of Cain and Able in a historic sense. If indead that was Ishmael's take on the Bible then when, how, or does the fload of Noah come in?
plethora of wit <hide@greatbend.com>
cultural pothole, KS USA - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 15:48:11 (PDT)
This was a well thought out book. It shead light on more than a few things, even if you don't agree with it you are at least forced to ponder the future, what might happen, and the past, what really happened. For me it was required reading, and frank ly not all of the members of my class "got it." Even those who didn't understand the whole book, took some little part of it with them. This isn't merely a book to be read it is meant as an experience.
Sam Hinson <hide@greatbend.com>
Great Bend, KS USA - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 15:05:32 (PDT)
Wow. The book really opened my eyes to what is going on in our world. It is required reading for my college literature class and we are all enjoying it throughly. Thank you Mr, Quinn
jennifer brennan <jenne118 @ aol.com.>
georgetown, tx USA - Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at 16:44:14 (PDT)
An absolutely incredible book that I will continue to return to periodically(just to make sure I read it correctly!). Let this idea become the seed of a new story to be in. The Leavers branched off into the Takers yes, but perhaps the Takers can see this and make a correction in the way they see truth and be rewarded with life a little longer. Otherwise, it appears quite bleak for Homo sapiens. I dont have the answer, but perhaps a kind of revolution is warranted?! Please send correspondence and I w ill respond to taker@westelk.cnr.colostate.edu to the thinkers out there: Pursue truth relentlessly and then share your ideas with others. Rich Fulton
Rich Fulton <taker@westelk.cnr.colostate.edu>
Ft. Collins, CO USA - Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at 13:47:41 (PDT)
thank you for B, we needed that. i could go on for quite some time about what your books have meant to our society but i will not reinvent what all has been said. i have been a friend of ishmael since the first printing. i do wish that the books wer e more affordable to pass out, the new prices are rather outrageous and hard on the budget.
Jeanne-Marie Peterson <seleste@televar.com>
Soap Lake, wa USA - Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at 00:08:36 (PDT)
I'm reading Ishmael again for my book club, which I'm leading in May. I'm enjoying a lot of parrallel thoughts with Kent Nerburn's Neither Wolf Nor Dog. I'm also interested in other Genesis Commentaries; it's been a long time since I read any, but Is hmael's explanation seems to ring some bells. Any thoughts?
Tom Tjepkema <ttjepkem@win.bright.net>
Port Wing , Wi USA - Monday, April 21, 1997 at 19:07:14 (PDT)
Wow. Thank you.
Christina Jeske <cjeske@mncs.k12.mn.us>
Hudson, WI USA - Monday, April 21, 1997 at 11:28:34 (PDT)
I am using Ishmaile in a fourth-year course for engineering students, to illustrate the importance of moral imagination in making design decisions. Student discussion is in a few days--will try to post their questions and reactions.
Michael E. Gorman <meg3c@virginia.edu>
Charlottesville, VA USA - Monday, April 21, 1997 at 08:21:06 (PDT)
I am now in the middle of re-reading The Story of B, and thought i would take time to visit the website, which, although i am a loyal friend of Ishmael, i had not yet done. i am thrilled to see so much support for Ishmael and B, (and slightly surprised , to be honest). i am a college student, and i find it difficult to find anyone familiar with Quinn's work here, even among my profs! i am slowly bringing the influence of Ishmael to my friends though, and hopefully they'll soon be more "friends" in centr al florida.
Carey Corbett <Clcorbet@AOL.com>
Winter Haven, FL USA - Sunday, April 20, 1997 at 17:29:38 (PDT)
Mr. Quinn has helped me to stretch my mind to see a different perspective...one that has been knocking on my heart and soul for awhile and thanks to Mr. Quinn the door is opening to see and experienc something different than our society would led us to believe. He has provided all of us with a tool for change. One thing that I am learning is the there is only one constant in our universe and that is change and rebirth and death. This is a book used as a tool to help change our would one person at a time. Thank you Mr. Quinn for stretching me and giving me a tool I can use over and over and pass on to others as they travel along their own path of inner wisdom. Changing our world begins one person at a time. Each person can make a differenc. I bel ieve Mr. Quinn has...I can't help to change after reading this book and his newest one. Well done!
Ellen <netem@alaska.net>
Soldotna, AK USA - Sunday, April 20, 1997 at 02:09:48 (PDT)
By far the greatest book I have ever read. I read Ishmael and I am in the process of reading The Story of B. Quinn brings up topics I have never thought of, but was looking for.
Zack Schultheis
New Vienna, OH USA - Saturday, April 19, 1997 at 07:55:09 (PDT)
I think we need more of these thoughtful gorillas so they can lead us to this world of adventure, we need them to teach human society how to live in the world that we supposed was meant for men. Thanks once again Dr. Quinn for opening minds and start b uilding the strupcture of a new thinking. The new age is coming, so our selfdestruction is and by the time we realize the ambition of control caused it, we are going to wish we were "uncivilized".
Carlos Cadavid <mjl@spiritone.com>
Portland, OR USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 20:52:59 (PDT)
My best friend gave Ishmael to me for Christmas. Along with my computer, it was the best gift I received. I have ordered copies of it for my nieces and nephews for this next Christmas. This next year I'll be teaching it in a college prep course enti tled "Contemporary American Authors." I know the book will spark much interesting debate in our rural farming community. I'll be using Wm. Glasser's Control Theory as the basis for discussing the book and I know the discussion of power in the book will force my students to confront their own need for power over others - something that all the novels we read discuss in different ways. Thank you, Mr. Quinn. Your writing will challenge them to think!
M. Oppelt <moppelt@cyberhighway.net>
Burley, ID USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 18:36:23 (PDT)
It is the best book I have ever read. I loved it!!
Mike Antosh <antoshmj@uwec.edu>
Eau Claire, WI USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 15:50:34 (PDT)
I am a 9th grade Earth Science teacher. I had a colleague share this book with me in the Fall of 1995. The book impacted me so much that I decided it needed to be a part of my curriculum. I taught the book using the Socratic Method in the Spring of '96. I am getting ready to studey the book with my students this year. What is interesting is the number of former students stopping by to see if I'm reading yet with my classes. I have passed this book onto more people than any other book in my life. Students whom I never taught stop by my room wanting a copy of it to read. Obviously my former students are still talking about it!
Sue Arnold <Arnold@Hershey.PVT.K12.PA.US>
Hershey, PA USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 12:06:25 (PDT)
Here at the Albany Academy, My students and I are reading Ishmael for our course "Lands of Forgotten Peoples". This course dicusses indigenous cultures and their contributions to our world. We are truly enjoying Ishmael as well as this web page. Ish mael's companion is a wonderful guide.
Patrick Bulla <PBULLA@ALBANY-ACADEMY.ALBANY.K12.NY.US.>
Albany, NY USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 10:55:34 (PDT)
I have not yet completed "Ishmael." I have just finished the fifth chapter and already find it very enlightening.
Alexis M. Karol <PBULLA@ALBANY-ACADEMY.ALBANY.K12.NY.US>
Albany, NY USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 10:35:05 (PDT)
Ishmael . . . we, lovingly supported by your strong hands, may now move forward as new creatures, one foot at a time. I thank you my friend. In Peace.
Tony White <00155067@bigred.unl.edu>
Lincoln, NE USA - Friday, April 18, 1997 at 08:59:23 (PDT)
Is Ishmael a novel in the true sense of the genre? Or is dialogue with conventions of a novel, so that these conventions can propel metaphoric ends?
robert gattilia <bobgat@flash.net>
austin, tx USA - Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 20:48:37 (PDT)
I consider myself a humanist. However, after reading Ishmael I have to rethink if I really am ... Can I find meaning in humanism and yet know that some of its basic themes are the source of the problems outlined in Quinns books? I guess any major Weste rn belief system could be said to be problematic in this way.This will take some thought.
Timothy Heater <tsminskerheater@hotmail.com>
napa, ca USA - Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 20:20:11 (PDT)
Hokay, it's me again, and I just realized that there is no What's New section on the Ishmael site, only on the B-network site, so you couldn't have read about the shirts here. My apologies. Take my word for it, though, it's there and it's happening. And if you don't know yet what it means to be B, what are you waiting for? Read "The Story of B."
John Leon Fish <72633.211@compuserve.com>
Kansas City , MMO USA - Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 08:27:40 (PDT)
Okay, so I'll grant you that this isn't your usual signature to the guestbook, a reaction to Ishmael (though DQ's writings have inspired me to change my life). It's more a call-to-action, but I hope you will indulge me in it. As you already know, if you've checked the What's New section recently, a company called Frankie and Zoe's has begun producing items with the I.M.B./R.U.B.? logo on them. I've already placed an order for my shirt (I plan to be wearing it at local Earth D ay celebrations), and I hope you will soon. It seems to me that this is a great way to get people started wondering, and hopefully asking, just what the blue blazes this B stuff is all about. It also could be a great way to hook up with others B in your area ("Hey! U.R.B.? I.M.B., 2! Let's talk, and then let's DO SOMETHING about it together."). Right now, the shirt is only available on unbleached, natural color cotton, and standard, chemically-bleached cotton, not on organic cotton or any alternative to virgin cotton material (recycled cotton/synthetic, hemp, whatever). So far, insufficient dem and has been shown for such materials, presumably because of the increased price. When you order, please make clear that you would be willing to pay more for an environmentally-preferable material. If we don't create the market, who will? Also, the company has plans to introduce a second shirt which has the koan from Ishmael on it ("With man gone..." on one side, "With gorilla gone..." on the other), and a third shirt with something to the effect of "Another Friend of Ishmael " on it. You can be sure I'll be ordering them for myself; hope you will, too (no, I don't receive a commission for every sale; DON'T show me the money). BTW, I am very interested in meeting others B in the Kansas City area. If you're out there and reading this, message me, and soon. The ground is coming up fast, so let's get to work. We must remember the truth we once lived without questioning: We are not above the world, but of the world...
John Leon Fish <72633.211@compuserve.com>
Kansas City , MO USA - Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 08:15:42 (PDT)
I'm trying to figure out what to do with the information. The book was very thought provoking and has continued me on a path to my own "unified theory" of spirituality. Thanks. Smiles, Karl
Karl Price <karlmikl@harbornet.com>
Gig Harbor, WA USA - Wednesday, April 16, 1997 at 21:52:24 (PDT)
I thought the book bashed the christian religion and it sucked.
Bob Smith <na>
spokane, wa USA - Wednesday, April 16, 1997 at 20:29:04 (PDT)
Hi monkey boy, I am reading your book and I want to learn how to talk with my brain. please. if you can help me I'll send you some choice Dole bananas. Whatt'ya say?
Tony DeStefano <anthonyd@ieway.com>
Spokane, WWA USA - Wednesday, April 16, 1997 at 20:18:54 (PDT)
Loved the clarity of thought in this book. It was assigned reading in a private training course on the Old Ways (read Pagan). I love the focus on cooperation vs competition, I've never been a champion competitor. Always rooting for everybody to win, even if I'm participating. Keep up the good work. I'll keep an eye on your website. There are more of us than you think out here, people who know what you are talking about and are headed that direction. Bright blessings!
Lance Reid
Ryland, AL USA - Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 07:34:21 (PDT)
I have been teaching a senior elective course at the Albany Academy entitled "Lands of Forgotten People". This course examines indigenous cultures around the world and their role as contributors or "leavers" within society. My students are really enjoying this book and it's relevence to our class. My students and I are now in our schools computer lab exploring Ishmael's companion. Thank you for such a terrific website.
Patrick Bulla <PBulla@Albany-Academy.Albany.K12.NY.US>
Albany, NY USA - Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 06:34:08 (PDT)
I thought the Book was great, thanks for the reading, Andrea say Hi and she loves you all. I have her phone number if you want it. Why does the gorrilla speak,or do we just hear his thoughts. JON C and Andrea
Jonathan c catlett, and Andrea Drago <Jclay777@aol.com>
Albany and North Chatham, NY USA - Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 06:22:33 (PDT)
I have not completed the book yet, but so far it has been very enlightening. It takes a lot of work to grasp some of the concepts, but I'm sure the work will prove worthwhile.
AMK
Albany, NY USA - Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 06:21:21 (PDT)
I Really liked this book. I think that anyone who thinks this book is sexist is crazy.
michelle <NR>
Albany, NY USA - Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 06:20:04 (PDT)
Thanks, Im just ready reading the Ismael book. Probably I have to melt it down a little bit,read some parts overagain but I can tell..... Something has started grow inside me and Im not quite the same person now as I was before reading it. Thanks again for a really good book. Hope many people will read it. Much Love Mikael
Mikael Eng <mikael.eng@swipnet.se>
Timmernabben, Sweden - Monday, April 14, 1997 at 12:19:40 (PDT)
I absolutly love it and recomend it to everyone. The story of B is very good too.
James King <stakeout@janrix.com>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Sunday, April 13, 1997 at 18:50:03 (PDT)
It has been a few months since I read "Ishmael" and "The Story of B". I think about the ideas in both books frequently, and now look forward to discussing them with others who find themselves deeply engaged by Quinn's work. I seek to live a life tha t is transformative, while being enmeshed in the "Taker" or "Rape" culture which dominates our species and our planet. I hope to live as a "Leaver" and to explore more about what that means.
Gary Hoover <G MGHoover@AOL.com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Saturday, April 12, 1997 at 18:19:40 (PDT)
I read Ishmael knowing nothing about it. Hearing the story without prejudice increased the power of Quinn's forceful narative. I am among the many who now see the world differently after Ishmael. Thank you Mr. Quinn, I hope I can posit ively affect the Taker culture as you surely have.
Steve Andersen <sandersen@path.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, April 09, 1997 at 16:51:49 (PDT)
Put very simply this book has had more of an impact on my world view than anything I have ever read or learned. My new found awareness of Mother Culture's constant whisperings has made me conscious of many things in my life and in the world to which I was formerly oblivious. A truly enlightening experience. whose friend recommended it to him and we (my friend and I) are now sharing it with anyone who'll listen. As B, could we do less?
Kevin Filter <Filtek@krypton.mankato.msus.edu>
North Mankato, MN USA - Wednesday, April 09, 1997 at 00:39:39 (PDT)
I was riveted to Ishmael...recommended it to many....I have bought two copies myself...the second one with Providence. It was truly life-changing, just as everyone says! When I realized I couldn't share it where I worked, I realized that I need a new job--or no job....On to The Story of B. MANY thanks, Mr. Quinn
Genjii <jgilber@ns.net>
Auburn, CA USA - Tuesday, April 08, 1997 at 23:29:13 (PDT)
Ishmael presents a huge challange whether or not it's assumptions are correct.(I suspect them closer to what I was taught). The need is clear to me that the way we look at the world must change radically to avert tradgedy. It maybe not in my lifetime, a good chance in my childrens. I can either do nothing or help the change. I hope to have the courage and stanima to do something. Thanks.
Tom Brownson <margitom@seasurf.com>
Gearhart, Or USA - Monday, April 07, 1997 at 21:56:25 (PDT)
Thank you, Daniel Quinn. For the first time in my life I actually feel justified in this old feeling that I'm part of the Animal Kingdom's answer to kudzu. Where to, now? The Hopi have the Grand Canyon, the Gov has all the rest. Is anyone at the he lm of this "Ship of The Beast"? And I'm loathe to admit my density here, but will somebody please tell me why "B"? Not "C"? or "D"? This guessing leaves me insecure. If there is no particular reason for "B", I'd like to go with that poor orphan "W"... the only letter in the alphabet that hasn't a name of its own. Thanks again, Mr. Quinn, from a like-hearted one. Let there B more.
Roy Kuhns <rkuhns@bcinet.net>
southport, nc USA - Sunday, April 06, 1997 at 11:58:49 (PDT)
So many thoughts keep popping into my head. I use and often explain the language of "leaver/taker". I speak to many and teach as I go, so this is my way of spreading the word. Also by living the leaver life as much as possible. I remember from my e arly days in "radical feminism" that we often talked about our lives being political and choosing to live in a different belief system. That system has always felt more "leaver" in quality. It is no wonder that the takers are so averse to feminisms move s.
Anne Henry <winktas@alaska.net>
Juneau, AK USA - Saturday, April 05, 1997 at 19:13:37 (PST)
Just finished Ishmael. Wow! Thank you Mr Quinn. And thank you Roy for the introduction. I don't know that I have the talent or knowledge to teach a hundred people but I am certainly capable of introducing Ishmael to a hundred people. That's my commitme nt to do something. As for now, I'm off to the bookstore for the Story of B.
Terry <ranhynridr@aol.com>
Redondo Beach, CA USA - Saturday, April 05, 1997 at 11:45:30 (PST)
In my mind, two creative works in the last 10 years have stood out for a particular reason. The works are Ron Fricke's groundbreaking film, Baraka, and of course the other is Quinn's Ishmael. The reason is this: Both are about the need for better qu estions. The human race has proved itself terribly efficient at devising answers; the problem originates around the question, and the nature of the question that's being solved. For the last 6,000 years, the questions have been pretty much the same, and now it's becoming apparent (to some at least) that the old questions are no longer working. Hey, this is what surviving is all about, eh?
Ross Hotchkiss <sackett@rof,net>
Carbondale, CO USA - Saturday, April 05, 1997 at 10:27:46 (PST)
I just finished the book today, and never have I read such a thought provoking piece of work. "Ishmael" should be required reading for EVERYONE. I always thought that my beliefs about the world around me were a little cold and "inhumane." Now I know that not only am I not cold, but I am not alone, either. This book was passed along to me by a friend, and has already left my hands. It's journey, like our own, is not over yet. Thank you, Daniel Quinn.
Rick Salt <ricco@ycs.ab.ca>
Hinton, AB Canada - Friday, April 04, 1997 at 15:41:57 (PST)
I wish Ishmael was here right now. Wish Jerry was here also. peace
Les <LTrobman@law.tulane.edu>
New Orleans, LA USA - Friday, April 04, 1997 at 00:12:35 (PST)
This book changed the way I think about the world. Thank you, Daniel Quinn. Like others, I am passing Ishmael on to anyone who will read it.
Kris Kocian <krisk@rmi.net>
Crested Butte, CO USA - Thursday, April 03, 1997 at 09:12:16 (PST)
My loyalties have always sided with the creatures of this earth and the land we live off and now I know why. I am a leaver at heart born into a taker world. This book may be listed as fiction but it makes more sense than any other book I've ever read. My heart aches for the creatures of this world. It's a comfort to know that I'm not alone. Thank you Daniel Quinn. I will pass this book along to anyone who will read it.
Meryl Samouhos <MerylJS@aol.com>
Fort Lee, NJ USA - Thursday, April 03, 1997 at 05:58:00 (PST)
Ishmael was excitingly refreshing.
Jonas S. Chartock <jchartock@hotmail.com>
Ithaca, NY USA - Wednesday, April 02, 1997 at 16:43:43 (PST)
It is about time. History can now open its doors to real history, history of our real ansestors.
Samuel Hanson <n.9442917@cc.wwu.edu>
Bellingham, WA USA - Wednesday, April 02, 1997 at 15:33:21 (PST)
I encountered Ishmael a few years ago when my uncle sent me a copy. Nothing has ever had as profound an impact on me as reading Ishmael. Last week I picked up The Story of B and am half way through it. Thanks for giving us all the chance to change t hings for the better!
Anna Simms <asimms@vt.edu>
Blacksburg, VA USA - Tuesday, April 01, 1997 at 11:06:46 (PST)
Never before has a book had such a tremendous effect on me. I devoured "Ishmael" and then "Story of B". The latter is absolutely brilliant and its truthtelling resonates so much that it is almost unbearable. But alas, where to start? Anyone from Chicag o/Evanston interested in forming a live discussion group?
Lena Montague <erf2@igc.apc.org>
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, April 01, 1997 at 08:49:02 (PST)