Birnam Wood

Book Review: Birnam Wood

Birnam Wood sees the return of the Booker Prize-winning author, Eleanor Catton, with a compulsively readable and compelling story about activism, the climate crisis, and deception.

Mira Bunting is a late twenty-something in charge of a ‘guerilla gardening group’—the eponymous Birnam Wood. They surreptitiously plant gardens across their city, on private property, working as a sort of co-op to improve their community and impact the planet. But when an offer to go bigger means they may be in bed with an American billionaire who represents everything their anti-capitalist group stands for, the members question how far will they go to make ends meet.

This book is *full* of characters—not just literally, but each one serving as a sort of hero/anti-hero to their own story, with their own (hidden) agendas, and ever-changing perspectives depending on what serves the circumstances. It leaves the reader wondering, who am I rooting for? Who should I be rooting for? And will keep you turning the pages until you find out.

Birnam Wood

publishedDate : 2023-03-07

authors : Eleanor Catton

publishers : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

pageCount : 432

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton | Goodreads

Thank you to FSG for the advanced reader’s copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Part social satire, part literary fiction, part thriller, Birnam Wood sees the return of the Booker Prize-winning author, Eleanor Catton, with a compulsively readable and compelling story about activism, the climate crisis, and deception. Mira Bunting is a late twenty-something in charge of a ‘guerilla …

Birnam Wood


Birnam Wood

Author by : Eleanor Catton
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2023-03-07
Publisher by : McClelland & Stewart

ISBN :

Description : Shortlisted for the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlisted for the 2023 Kirkus Prize From the Booker Prize–winning author of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton’s Birnam Wood is an electrifying eco-thriller grounded in a provocative and sly exploration of some of the most pressing issues of our times. An international bestseller. Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Time magazine, Kirkus Reviews, the Washington Post. One of Barack Obama's 2023 Summer Reading List titles. Birnam Wood is on the move . . . A landslide has closed the Korowai Pass on New Zealand’s South Island, cutting off the town of Thorndike and leaving a sizable farm abandoned. The disaster has created an opportunity for Birnam Wood, an unregulated, sometimes-criminal, sometimes-philanthropic guerrilla gardening collective that plants crops wherever no one will notice. For years, the group has struggled to break even. Then Mira, Birnam Wood’s founder, stumbles on an answer: occupying the farm at Thorndike would mean a shot at solvency at last. But Mira is not the only one interested in Thorndike. The enigmatic American billionaire Robert Lemoine has snatched it up to build his end-times bunker, or so he tells Mira when he catches her on the property. Intrigued by Mira and Birnam Wood, he makes them an offer that would set them up for the long term. But can they trust him? And, as their ideals and ideologies are tested, can they trust one another? Birnam Wood is Shakespearean in its drama, Austenian in its wit, and, like both influences, fascinated by what makes us who we are. It is an unflinching look at the surprising consequences of even our most well-intended actions, and an enthralling consideration of the human impulse to ensure our own survival....






Birnam Wood


Birnam Wood

Author by : Eleanor Catton
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2023-03-07
Publisher by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN :

Description : INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A Best Book of the Year (So Far) at The New Yorker, The BBC, Vulture, CrimeReads A Barack Obama Summer Reading Pick “[A] savagely satirical thriller.” —People The Booker Prize–winning author of The Luminaries brings us Birnam Wood, a gripping thriller of high drama and kaleidoscopic insight into what drives us to survive. Birnam Wood is on the move . . . A landslide has closed the Korowai Pass on New Zealand’s South Island, cutting off the town of Thorndike and leaving a sizable farm abandoned. The disaster presents an opportunity for Birnam Wood, an undeclared, unregulated, sometimes-criminal, sometimes-philanthropic guerrilla gardening collective that plants crops wherever no one will notice. For years, the group has struggled to break even. To occupy the farm at Thorndike would mean a shot at solvency at last. But the enigmatic American billionaire Robert Lemoine also has an interest in the place: he has snatched it up to build his end-times bunker, or so he tells Birnam’s founder, Mira, when he catches her on the property. He’s intrigued by Mira, and by Birnam Wood; although they’re poles apart politically, it seems Lemoine and the group might have enemies in common. But can Birnam trust him? And, as their ideals and ideologies are tested, can they trust one another? A gripping psychological thriller from the Booker Prize–winning author of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton’s Birnam Wood is Shakespearean in its drama, Austenian in its wit, and, like both influences, fascinated by what makes us who we are. A brilliantly constructed study of intentions, actions, and consequences, it is a mesmerizing, unflinching consideration of the human impulse to ensure our own survival....






Birnam Wood


Birnam Wood

Author by : Eleanor Catton
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2024-03-07
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ISBN :

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Birnam Wood


Birnam Wood

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Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2018
Publisher by : Salmon Publishing Limited

ISBN :

Description : Birnam Wood embodies the self in the world of myth with its attendant themes of tragedy and fate. If the water of exile is longing, the cup brims over in these sun-shattered works of diaspora. Cardona is an essential twentieth-century Spanish poet. His poems journey toward an ever-receding home.-Marsha de la O....






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Red Toodys Hatte Notepad

Author by : Glass Page Books
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-02-01
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Description : Charming 200 page lined notepad; fairies, enchanted woods and fantasy fun, from the Birnam Wood Collection....






Flower Cottage Journal


Flower Cottage Journal

Author by : Glass Page Books
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-10-22
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Description : 7x10 lined, 250 page journal from the Birnam Wood Collection....






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Author by : Glass Page Books
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-03-12
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Description : 200 Lined Page Notepad, 6x6, to commemorate the 2016 Presidential Campaign of Donald Trump, from the Birnam Wood Collection at Glass Page Books....






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