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« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2010, 04:06:39 am »

About to start on Social Contract by Rousseau
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« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2010, 11:11:30 am »

Non-Fiction: The Making of the English Working Class by E.P Thompson. Needless to say I am interested in the views of one particular forummer this book. I´m about half way through

Fiction: The Man Who Was Yesterday by G.K Chesterton. Strange combination with Thompson I know. Oddly all the English sections of Spanish public libraries (not very large sections I´ll add) have Chesterton in them - Catholics!

Chesterton is great. But surely you meant to say The man who was Thursday??
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« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2010, 01:46:59 pm »

Non-Fiction: The Making of the English Working Class by E.P Thompson. Needless to say I am interested in the views of one particular forummer this book. I´m about half way through

Fiction: The Man Who Was Yesterday by G.K Chesterton. Strange combination with Thompson I know. Oddly all the English sections of Spanish public libraries (not very large sections I´ll add) have Chesterton in them - Catholics!

Chesterton is great. But surely you meant to say The man who was Thursday??

Ugh. Yes. Brain Fart on my part. Great book btw despite all the reactionary Catholic nonsense it contains at times. I´m still a bit miffed on the ending, mind.
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« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2010, 02:01:06 pm »

Yet Another Introduction to Analysis
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« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2010, 02:07:46 pm »

despite all the reactionary Catholic nonsense it contains at times.

Though the name 'G.K. Chesterton' on the cover presumably counts as a fair warning for that.
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« Reply #55 on: December 16, 2010, 05:18:09 am »

Currently reading:



Just finished:



Begun, set aside for other stuff, but will definitely finish: Alexander Mitscherlich, Die Unwirtlichkeit unserer Städte

Also in the queue: Yevgeni Zamyatin, We
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« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2010, 04:55:43 pm »

I'm currently reading Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler. It's actually very interesting.
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« Reply #57 on: December 17, 2010, 05:18:21 pm »

Just started: Anthony Burgess' Napoleon Symphony. Looks intriguing, not sure what to expect.
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« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2010, 08:09:41 pm »

I've recently received Life by Keith Richards

^^ currently reading that. Great book.
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« Reply #59 on: December 21, 2010, 06:16:19 am »

Well, I guess I'm not the only person that recently read E. P. Thompson.  Tongue

Fantastic book.  It took me two months.  Sad

Yeah. Fantastic Book. But it took me TEN DAYS BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA etc, et cetera.... Wink

Will provide thoughts when I have more time. Now reading: A History of the Arab Peoples.
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« Reply #60 on: December 23, 2010, 12:30:24 am »


Ugh - HATED that book...
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« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2010, 04:54:04 am »

The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout.

Very good book if your into archetypal "whodunit" detective fiction with some nice twists (courtesy of the great characters created by Rex Stout).
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« Reply #62 on: December 24, 2010, 06:30:10 pm »

For Christmas I'm reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. The last book I read was The Feast of the Goat (I think that's the English title) by Vargas Llosa. I'm working on my contemporary literature credentials.
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« Reply #63 on: December 24, 2010, 07:45:53 pm »

I just finished The Emperor's Children, an unwitting exposure of the New York City literati and hypocrisy.
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« Reply #64 on: December 27, 2010, 05:00:23 pm »

Finished Freedom. Pretty amazing stuff. I recommend it highly.
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« Reply #65 on: December 27, 2010, 07:52:37 pm »

The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama, and enjoying it immensely.
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« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2011, 08:37:30 am »

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« Reply #67 on: January 03, 2011, 09:12:13 pm »



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« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2011, 08:29:25 pm »

Femininity by Susan Brownmiller
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« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2011, 06:35:25 pm »

The Yiddish Policmen's Union by Michael Chabon

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Die Zukunft der Grünen: "So kann man nicht regieren" (The Future of the Greens: "You Can't Govern in That Manner") by Joachim Raschke
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« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2011, 07:44:45 pm »

The Catcher in the Rye
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« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2011, 10:21:19 pm »

Don't Vote:  It Just Encourages the Bastards - P J O'Rourke

Good, but his bast were the late 80's early 90's.

I'm also re-reading Resume Power by Tom Washington, because I'm writing an article on how to resumes for the type of consulting I do.
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« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2011, 11:25:38 pm »

Twain's Life on the Mississippi. It's not his best writing.
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« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2011, 01:11:57 am »

True Compass, by the most recently dead of the dead Kennedys.
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« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2011, 07:27:58 am »

True Compass, by the most recently dead of the dead Kennedys.

Legitimately surprising.
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