Half Gone makes for startling reading. His arguments are so powerfully and passionately drawn that his statements begin to seem obvious. Leggett is not a Cassandra, but a scientist with decades of experience and an agenda for a future that, one hopes, will begin a debate about how to end the global energy crisis which is almost upon us. This is a compelling must-read book for politicians, pundits and punters alike.
A fast-moving, easily readable polemic whose unashamed populism does not obscure the weight of its argument.
It's really excellent. Personal and passionate, but strong on the science and eminently reasonable. Certainly the best account of the Peak Oil debate that I have come across so far, and I really hope that it is having the impact on key people that it deserves.