Andy Andrews is without doubt a masterful story-teller. His Heart Mender was an inspiring tale of an individual driven by humanity in a land gripped by fear. I couldn’t put if down, once begun.
This tale (The Final Summit)was different-I had to read it straight through though intuitively troubled in each chapter.
The cast of characters (travelers from throughout history who made significant contributions to civilization’s advance) are assembled in a final summit to discover the one thing necessary to save civilization.
Each character and the contribution selected was designed to drive home the story’s final solution.
Ignored is the fact some contributions of some of the characters directly contributed to the problem the council was assembled to correct, which contributions were themselves an application of what is determined to be the “final solution”.
Somewhere there has to be irony in this story. The Final Summit producing the final solution is awfully reminiscent of another final solution in which the “one principle” was implemented.
The summit’s process and the suggestions offered were in themselves motivating; but, the “one principle” was to me chilling.
Strange as it seems, I watch this principle being implemented even today in the Middle East and now, North Africa.
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