Good book! I’m from “Altamont” so I figured I should read it. Wolfe had quite a grasp on the English language. 4 years ago
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Finally made it though this one on audio book. I didn’t like it as much as a lot of people, but that Louis Zamperini guy is one tough bloke. 5 months ago
Listened to this on audio-book a while back, freakin’ hilarious. 6 months ago
How I did it: i started from March. before i did it, i did a list which i called 2013 Echo's mini-schedule. When i fininshed one book, i marked on it.
Semi interesting and enlightening. I am on page 145 and need to finish. 8 months ago
Not the greatest but interesting. 8 months ago
A trendy book to read. I listened to the first two sections during a road trip. The last section didn’t interest me as much. I guess this book didn’t impact me too much, I’d been familiar with a lot of what was talked about. It made me a little skeptical of the latest study on “what’s good for you” and what not, of course there are special interest behind most of these studies. Also, corn is king and our government loves to subsidize it. It might not be the most healthy thing for to put in everything though. Interesting stuff. 9 months ago
I finally fucking finished this book after being told I should read it when I was in 11th grade (11 + years ago)! It feels good to finally knock it out.
It was worth the read. It’s a bit melodramatic, but I expect it’s not too far off the mark from how hard many immigrants’ lives were in the big cities circa 1904. It’s probably not too different for a lot of Chinese and other sweatshop laborers this day and age.
We live in a cruel world and should count our blessings and do what we can to eliminate the suffering of others and abuses of corporations and governments.
P.S. I actually finished this 4-28-14. 9 months ago
May have been the abridged version though. 9 months ago
Year went by and I`v managed to stick to my reading plan – one book a month through 12 months! I discovered few good authors and will look for more of their books for sure. And now – I`ll enjoy some new crime stories I found under the Christmas tree :o) 21 months ago
Books are containing the world, through books, I can imagine how any thing could happen in the real or fanatic world. 22 months ago
For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class— the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions—have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion.
In this searing polemic Chris Hedges indicts liberal institutions, including his former employer, the New York Times, who have distorted their basic beliefs in order to support unfettered capitalism, the national security state, globalization, and staggering income inequalities. Hedges argues that the death of the liberal class created a profound vacuum at the heart of American political life. And now speculators, war profiteers, and demagogues— from militias to the Tea Party—are filling the void. 22 months ago