Wednesday, 28 June 2017

What I've Been Reading Recently






















Time to get me books out.

Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
The Constitution of Society by Anthony Giddens
Non-Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk
Social Theory and Modern Sociology by Anthony Giddens
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
Fear and Trembling by Amelie Nothomb
Negations by Herbert Marcuse
Shame by Salman Rushdie
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
This Woman Can by Sally Keeble (ed.)
Everyman by Philip Roth
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Reclaiming the Sociological Classics by Charles Camic (ed.)
The Age of Trump by Ian Kearns and Kate Murray (eds)
Ideology and the Social Sciences by Graham C Kinloch and Raj P Mehan (eds)
The Wellness Syndrome by Carl Cederstrom and Andre Spicer
The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
Platform Capitalism by Nick Srnicek
Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman
The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community by Mariarosa Della Costa and   Selma James
Towards a Critical Theory of Society by Herbert Marcuse
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Speed and Politics by Paul Virilio
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
Marx Beyond Marx by Antonio Negri
The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith
Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny
The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
Reflections on Empire by Antonio Negri

Some interesting juxtapositions there. What kind of sicko can slide from Negri's intense close reading of Marx's Grundrisse the one moment, and then hang out with Precious Ramotswe the next? Um ...

That's my tally for this quarter, though readers may be interested to know I plan on writing a review of Nick Srnicek's excellent little book on capitalism and the social media firms.

What have you been reading lately?

7 comments:

Speedy said...

The Human Stain is one of my all time favourites.

Esther said...

I am reading Bullseye by James Patterson, Oh My it is like reading an epic movie! sooooo riveting.

Phil said...

Yes, it's one of mine too. Speedy. Probably Roth's best novel.

Amos said...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab was interesting

stephen said...

Wow. That's a host of interesting books to read from. Thanks.

asquith said...

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/sep/04/bruce-chatwin-letters-nicholas-shakespeare

Speedy said...

Oh, I would recommend Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis. It is probably the key political memoir of this era, even though he does come across as a bit of a plonker.