About the Book by John Vaillant Titled “Fire Weather: A True Story From a Hotter World”

From a New York Times book review by David Enrich headlined “In Canada’s Wilds, a Chilling Inferno Was Also an Omen”:

“Is fire alive?” the journalist and author John Vaillant asks early in his new book, “Fire Weather.” I rolled my eyes, even as Vaillant ticks off a dozen lifelike characteristics — it grows, it breathes, it travels in search of nourishment — because the answer seemed so obvious: No. Of course not.

Some 300 pages later, the question didn’t feel quite so ludicrous.