Visit Sunny Chernobyl

I just took out Visit Sunny Chernobyl from the library last week and it's already it's the best thing I've read in a long time. The topic is interesting to me more from a historical/cultural perspective rather than an environmental one, but I think the author does a good job of balancing these two things. The writing can be a little clunky at times, but other times it seems similar to how Jonanthan S. Foer writes. If you want to read a little bit more about the book, I recommend reading this article.


Ama said...

So glad you like the book! Hosted him at my bookstore a few weeks back and he's funny & engaging in person, try to go to one of his events - he gives out prizes to the first people to ask questions!

k. wang said...

dude, chernobyl is a near obsession of mine. on my bucket list is to visit the grounds someday, since they still do limited public tours to's insane to me that the public can nearly waltz in (i guess in a chaperoned group and with a ton of security, but still) to this place where time has effectively stood still, where so much has happened and a source of continued, intense memories for so many people in the area...i can't even fathom how it would feel to stand there, in the flesh.

i'm going to definitely try and pick up this book soon.