Thursday, 27 September 2018

What I've Been Reading Recently


Got a long post bubbling under, but until then let's see what books have passed before the eyes since last time.

Lorna Doone by RD Blackmoore
Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium. FemaleMan©_Meets_OncoMouse™ by Donna Haraway
Ripper by Isabel Allende
Deleuze: A Critical Reader edited by Paul Patton
Rise by Liam Young
Revolt on the Right by Rob Ford and Matt Goodwin
Genes, Cells, and Brains by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose
Foucault and Neoliberalism edited by Daniel Zamora and Michael C Behrent
The New World by Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz
The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
The Meaning of Conservatism by Roger Scruton
The Making of the English Working Class by EP Thompson
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
Up Above the World by Paul Bowles
Vibrant Matter by Jane Bennett
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The BBC: Myth of Public Service by Tom Mills
The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis
The Corporation Wars: Insurgence by Ken MacLeod
British Conservatism: The Politics and Philosophy of Inequality by Peter Dorey
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
The Communist Horizon by Jodi Dean
The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott
State Power by Bob Jessop
The Corporation Wars: Emergence by Ken MacLeod

Read the books by Ken. They're brilliant. Also what I was surprised to find was very good was jolly old Lorna Doone. Eva Luna also comes highly recommended, as does the Martin Amis. Yes, sue me. Disappointing was The Gunslinger, but then again perhaps mystical nonsense with Wild West motifs just ain't my bag.

What have you been reading recently?

4 comments:

Howard Fuller said...

The Rising Sea- Clive Cussler & Graham Brown (Fiction)
Arnhem- Anthony Beevor
Comic Book Implosion: An Oral History of DC Comics circa 1976- Keith Dallas & John Wells
How Fear Works- Frank Furedi

Currently reading: Beyond Terror- Anne Marie Waters

Awaiting Reading: Contemporary Trotskyism - John Kelly
Misty (Girls Horror Comic from seventies) Vol 3, Von Hoffman's Invasion Book One (From Jet & Buster 70's)

K Fearon said...

I love adventure novels and there are so many more good ones if you decide it's your thing. They're also very cheap for the Kindle or free on archive.org. (Alexandre Dumas, Daniel Defoe, Stevenson, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle, London, Maugham...)

david walsh said...

Some previously disparate words Stephen King, The Gunslinger, E P Thompson

asquith said...

Bumper day in the world of literature on Thursday as the new Ian Rankin, Bernard Cornwell & Simon Montefiore are all out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDFCUWEoHhI