Twelve books by the bedside table right now

Attention Conservation Notice: No reviews (yet), just apologies for and analysis of my “taste”

  1. Whoops! Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay By John Lanchester
  2. Straw Dogs: thoughts on humans and other animals by John Gray
  3. The Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing
  4. The Death of Grass by John Christopher
  5. If Not Now, When? Primo Levi
  6. Mount Misery by Samuel Shem
  7. Ignorance by Milan Kundera
  8. The captive mind by Czeslaw Milosz
  9. Days of the Dead by Agnes Bushell
  10. Mothers and Sons by Agnes Bushell
  11. To Bury our Fathers by Serio Ramirez
  12. Out of the Depths: The Daily Telegraph Meditations by Edward Norman

So, four non-fiction – on finance, stupidity, craven brains and Christianity.  All those authors male and European.

Eight fiction.  The first two apocalypse, then a war one, then a couple on human fragility and then some on the Central American bloodbath created by Uncle Sam in the 1970s and 80s, when he refused to let go of his colonies.  Three of the eight with female authors.

Anyone would think my reading reflects my class, gender and race background.

Which, more or less, it does.

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