Time seems to stand still --- we are "locked" in a perpetual now, and (sadly) can't go back or forward in time the way we do in space. I wish we could; we could skip the bad parts of life and relive the good ones ad nauseum; certain places in time could be home to us. On the other hand, it seems to fly, at least in the sense that it is unstoppable. Burdick does an amazing job grappling with these fundamental experiences, and trying to understand how --- if at all --- the brain makes it possible. I loved his New Yorker piece on this topic, and the book --- beautifully written --- has led to several fascinating conversations and beautiful memories and (I take it) impossible fantasies. A lovely, warm, almost poetic read.
PS bought it on Amazon, delivered next day, very well made book, a pleasure to hold and read.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Text Publishing Co; ed edition (2 October 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1925603067
- ISBN-13: 978-1925603064
- Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 2.7 x 15.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)