i need some suggestions. started reading girl with dragon tattoo, but it was all a bit upsetting, so i had to stop.
its taken me a while to get into reading books from pdf, but desperate times call for desperate measures
if anybody knows of some good sites to DL books for free, please let me know
as for me, I just DLed
I really love this book of his, this will mark the 3rd time* I have read it on my own in the last 20 years or so
*=parts of it were required reading for more than one class I took @ UCLA, basically I took any class I could that had Foucault or Derrida in the syllabus...
guilty as chargedReading theory and philosophy outside a classroom is a mark of insanity ya know.
Hunger Games trilogy is really fun. I might be in the minority who liked the last book Mockingjay though.
The Capitol reminds me of Moscow during the Soviets.
I just finished Jessica Mitford's memoir 'A Fine Old Conflict'.
She is a much better writer than Deborah but her book was really irritating at times. I can't get past how she rationalized the Soviets killing the Hungarians in the '56 revolt. Ugh. Totalitarian government is never good.
To me the Soviets and the Nazis [of which her sis Unity was infatuated with Hitler and even stalked him] are too much alike to see her as rebelling from the family.
The family bits were the highlights but she was tedious, self righteous and down right naive when it came to her politics. You can't surely expose our prison industry as money making business but hold up the Soviets who also used forced prison labour as the ideal. Both were bad.
I adore Nancy Mitford. She's so mean but hilarious and was the highlight of both sisters memoirs. I'm sure when I start Diana Mitford's memoir 'A life of contrasts' I'll be super creeped with her unrepentant fascism. The Mitford sisters are entertaining.