21 posts tagged

non-fiction

Daniel de Visé - 'King of The Blues'

Daniel de Visé - 'King of The Blues'

My review of Daniel de Visé's straightforward biography of B.B. King.

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Lotta Fristorp - 'Benny - Drevet, döden'

Lotta Fristorp - 'Benny - Drevet, döden'

En kraftfull uppgörelse med de som fegt drev Fredriksson till sin död.

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Ben Cardew - 'Daft Punk's Discovery, The Future Unfurled'

Ben Cardew - 'Daft Punk's Discovery, The Future Unfurled'

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Patrick Joyce - 'Going to my Father's House'

Patrick Joyce - 'Going to my Father's House'

A lovely ride through Ireland, decades, politics, religion, and England.

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Michael Beyea Reagan - 'Intersectional Class Struggle - Theory and Practice'

Michael Beyea Reagan - 'Intersectional Class Struggle - Theory and Practice'

An enchanting and richly woven thesis in book form that does its title justice.

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Noam Chomsky - 'The Precipice - Neoliberalism, the Pandemic, and the Urgent Need for Social Change'

Noam Chomsky - 'The Precipice - Neoliberalism, the Pandemic, and the Urgent Need for Social Change'

The latest urgent book of interviews with Noam Chomsky also includes words from Robert Pollin and Ha-Joon Chang.

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Julian Sancton - 'Madhouse at the End of the Earth'

Julian Sancton - 'Madhouse at the End of the Earth'

An extremely wild and entertaining adventure about humanity, life, and death. Men, huh?

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Genesis P. Orridge - 'Nonbinary'

Genesis P. Orridge - 'Nonbinary'

An interesting and slightly nauseating view of P. Orridge's life.

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Sinéad O'Connor - 'Rememberings'

Sinéad O'Connor - 'Rememberings'

Kicking against the pricks (and other stuff), O'Connor has created a beautiful, jagged, funny, and harrowing autobiography.

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Sarah Schulman - 'Let the Record Show, A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993'

Sarah Schulman - 'Let the Record Show, A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993'

A concise book around ACT UP, the HIV and AIDS epidemic, and resistence against annihilation.

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Geoff Dyer - 'See/Saw'

Geoff Dyer - 'See/Saw'

A truly eye-opening book that shows us ways to truly see photographs. A wonderful experience.

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Steven Bach - 'Final Cut'

Steven Bach - 'Final Cut'

A funny and scary ride through the making of one of the biggest monetary film flops.

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Vijay Prashad - 'Washington Bullets'

Vijay Prashad - 'Washington Bullets'

This excellent book on CIA, coups, and assassinations, is weighed, loaded with fact, and is (remarkably so) briefly written.

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Josh Cohen - 'How to Live What to Do'

Josh Cohen - 'How to Live What to Do'

An introspective and mind-broadening book by a psychoanalyst who writes of other books.

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Laurence Rees - 'Hitler's Charisma'

Laurence Rees - 'Hitler's Charisma'

Terrific writing from a masterful historian makes this another great addition to the pantheon of books about World War II and human nature.

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William Zinsser - 'On Writing Well'

William Zinsser - 'On Writing Well'

This style guide has sold over a million copies and is useful for writers of all sorts.

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Excerpts from Rosa Rankin-Gee's 'Dreamland'

Excerpts from Rosa Rankin-Gee's 'Dreamland'

Some quotes that I collected from this wondrously human book.

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Rosa Rankin-Gee - 'Dreamland'

Rosa Rankin-Gee - 'Dreamland'

My review of this beautiful semi-fictional novel.

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Radden Patrick Keefe - 'Empire of Pain'

Radden Patrick Keefe - 'Empire of Pain'

My review of Keefe's brilliant dissection of the Sackler opioid-epidemic legacy.

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The tragedy in what happened to Martha West

The tragedy in what happened to Martha West

An excerpt from Patrick Radden Keefe's brilliant 'Empire of Pain', a book about the Sackler legacy of death.

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Tom Roston - 'The Writer's Crusade, Kurt Vonnegut and the Many Lives of Slaughterhouse-Five'

Tom Roston - 'The Writer's Crusade, Kurt Vonnegut and the Many Lives of Slaughterhouse-Five'

Youthfully sprawled but too free, a somewhat interesting portrait of Vonnegut's masterpiece.

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