Review, Reflect, Respond
You need to be fed by other people's creativity
I had heard about this book and about this author, Tom Peek, who conducts writing workshops at his home in Volcano. Kona Stories had him as a guest author one Saturday during the holidays, and I went to get his book, to support Small Business Saturday, and to meet him. He is a very tall, and nice man. But that is not the point of the review. I enjoyed this exploration of clashes between development and the spirit of Hawaii through his interesting characters. A Hawaiian activist and an Australian astronomer are central, but there are other "supporting" characters as well. Some of the dialogue bothered me, the way he had some locals talk didn't ring true. He explains in his notes at the end that he did that deliberately for readability sake. I don't know about that, but he tells a good story and makes solid points.