Thursday 29 September 2016

What I've Been Reading Recently

The quarterly round-up of books I've piled through since, well, the last quarter.

The Quantified Self by Deborah Lupton
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
Our Biometric Future by Kelly A. Gates
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Science of Science and Reflexivity by Pierre Bourdieu
I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume
Social Theory, The State, and Modern Society by Michael Marinetto
The Boat by Nam Le
Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
My First Seven Years (Plus a Few More) by Dario Fo
Empire by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
The State: A Warning to the Labour Movement by Peter Taaffe, Ted Grant, and Lynn Walsh
Bureaucratism or Workers' Power by Roger Silverman and Ted Grant
The Marxist Theory of the State by Ted Grant
Marxism on Trial by Militant
The New Way of the World: On Neo-Liberal Society by Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval
A Passage to India by EM Forster
The Future of Socialism by Anthony Crosland
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Swastika Night by Murray Constantine

Not as many as previous thanks to some hefty works on that list. So thought I'd cheat and throw in a few old Militant pamphlets too.

What have you been reading?

1 comment:

asquith said...

I've been reading a biography of Lord Salisbury by Andrew Roberts, the author is something of an arsehole in his outside life but this book is just gorgeous, and should have prompted a resurgence of interest in that now almost-forgotten statesman, except that it never got the popularity it deserved.

Also, a visit to Attingham Park in Shropshire caused me to pick Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy by David Cannadine back up again.