Eye opening and kind of enraging. 8 months ago
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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) 11 months ago
Books are containing the world, through books, I can imagine how any thing could happen in the real or fanatic world. 12 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. 12 months ago
Some good ideas for quieting the mind during tennis and life. 13 months ago
This goal sort of turned into a hybrid with crime books goal, but yes – I`m still reading at least one book a month! In October – it`s Bernard Minier `The whiter shade of death` (it`s the translation of a Polish title, don`t know the exact version). So far so good :o)! 13 months ago
Scary stuff. A thought provoking and cautionary tale. 15 months ago
Mixed feelings. I was at once envious of the live life to the fullest, footloose, never slow down attitude of the characters in this book and at the same time appalled by the selfishness embodied by this sort of hedonistic life style. Kerouac has a unique style for sure, but at times I became uninterested. Worth a read, especially to get a sense of the time period and how it was related to the 60’s, but not the most enjoyable read for me. It took me several attempts to get through the whole thing. 3 years ago
A tale “of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal”. Two thumbs up. 15 months ago
It`s been really good month when it comes to this goal – I`ve managed to read not one but two books, both were crime stories and both equally good and enjoyable, by Jean Christopher Grange and Yrsa Sigurdardottir:o) This month is sponsored by ;o) Valerio Valesi and an italian crime story – can`t wait to read! 17 months ago