A FLASH OF GREEN, by John D. MacDonald

by Maria Sanchez
(Sarasota, Florida)

This book is one of the first ecological novels. It follows the efforts of a group of environmental activists as they try to keep developers from dredging up a beautiful bay to build more houses. Since MacDonald lived in Sarasota, the fictitious town the story is set in sounds a lot like Sarasota.The book was written in 1962, several years before I was born, but its message rings loud and clear even today. If we don't do something about it, the entire state of Florida will be paved over before long.

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Dec 19, 2011
A Great Eco Novel
by: Bart Quince

This book struck me as being way ahead of its time. MacDonald captured the eternal conflict between developers and residents. Especially in Florida, the conflict is between people who already live here and don't want anyone else to come here, and developers who are responding to market forces.

The characters that MacDonald fleshes out in this novel are timeless. You can still see them all over Florida, wherever somebody is trying to create new housing. I think it will never end.

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