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Monstrous Regiment (Discworld) (2007, Corgi) 5 stars

In the twenty-eighth Discworld novel the Discworld goes to war.It began as a sudden strange …

Most of those vampire families were highly nobby. You never knew who was connected to who . . . not just connected to who, in fact, but to whom. Whoms were likely to be far more troublesome than your common everyday who.

Monstrous Regiment (Discworld) by (Page 35)

Aah, I was just about to get all grammar sticklery, and then I burst out laughing instead. So far, Pratchett get's a πŸ‘

The complete Persepolis (2007, Pantheon Books) 5 stars

From inside front cover: The story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within …

Bridging some cultural gaps

4 stars

I don't really have anything profound to say, it was just nice and necessary to get a glimpse of a life in some ways very different from my own, and in others, not so much. Made me want to read more biographies, so hit me up with good ones.

Desert (The Anarchist Library) No rating

Existential crisis, but like, in a good way?

No rating

So, this one has been on my list for a while, and I finally got around to it when I realized I could browse The Anarchist Library on the cash-register screen at work.

In combination with a subsequent drug-aided empathic interaction with a tick, this threw me for quite a spin, not quite knowing how to value or relate to life, death, and all that juicy metaphysical stuff.

Now, a couple weeks later, and having interspersed these chapters with some somewhat more cheerfull - or at least less gloomy - green anarchist theory, I've come out the other end closer to myself and my immediate surroundigs.

tl;dr: I can't put this into stars, but I spend way more time watching insects and listening to birds now.

Ishmael (1995, Bantam) 5 stars

Eyeopening

5 stars

Wow... I mean, it's essentially an essay surrounded by quotation marks and the words "Ishmael said", but oh, what an essay!

Really forces you to confront some difficult and rewarding to answer questions about culture and civilized society.

"Must read" for anyone dabbling in anarchist or leftist theory, but probably quite enjoyable for folx not doing so.