READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

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Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Post by Stanley » 31 May 2017, 05:57

I finished Hobsbawm and went back to a book that I once started but never got on with. Umberto Eco's 'The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana'. Like many of Eco's later books it is an incredibly demanding read and hard work. I'm happy to report that I might have grown up a bit! I am doing well with it and enjoying the ride but I have to admit he's an acquired taste, not for the faint-hearted!
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Post by Stanley » 01 Jun 2017, 04:03

Loving Eco! I am really into it this time....
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Post by Stanley » 02 Jun 2017, 06:15

Having said that, he has deteriorated as far as I am concerned. Too much academic insight into semiotics and not enough plot.
I have ordered a new book..... See computer thread.
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Post by Stanley » 05 Jun 2017, 05:16

'Move Fast and Break Things' will be delivered today....... I shall report.
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Post by Stanley » 06 Jun 2017, 04:05

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The intro is good.......
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Post by Stanley » 08 Jun 2017, 04:01

I'm well into the book now. Very revealing and well worth the effort. I'd class it with Naomi Klein's 'Shock Doctrine' and therefore a 'must read'!
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Post by Stanley » 09 Jun 2017, 03:20

Still enjoying it, frightening stuff!
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Post by Stanley » 23 Jun 2017, 02:49

I've finished Taplin's book and heartily recommend it to you. I knew that things were getting serious with the large monopolies like Amazon and Google but it's far more dangerous than I thought. It links in with the dangers of Libertarianism and the Chicago School of Economics and explains many of the things I see happening but didn't understand why. You need to know these things......
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Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Post by Stanley » 08 Jul 2017, 04:30

Naomi Klein's book, 'This changes everything' arrived yesterday A brand new hardback, beautifully produced. I look forward to it.
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Post by Stanley » 09 Jul 2017, 04:12

I've started on Naomi. Chilling reading when you consider it was published in 2014......
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