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Knowledge and Social Imagery: Second Edition by Bloor
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greats, 29 April 2011
This is one of the great foundational texts in contemporary Science Studies. This edition is identical (even down to pagination) to the first edition, plus some added discussion. Bloor is an amazingly lucid writer.
Dirty old rascal by Trevor A. Harley
Dirty old rascal by Trevor A. Harley
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take a Peake, 18 Feb 2010
If you like Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy, you'll love Trevor Harley's Dirty Old Rascal. The novel's atmosphere of paranoid intensity and its surreal characters draw the reader effortlessly into the story: the central role of cuisine in the protagonist's daily challenges provides a third dimension to the sensual immediacy of the mysterious Castle, while the sometimes comic social dysfunction at the heart of this intensely realized world can make the food seem like the Castle's only sane refuge. The novel's climax will leave you stunned, delighted, and appalled--and hungry for more.
The Card (Edwardian) by Arnold Bennett
The Card (Edwardian) by Arnold Bennett
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Arnold Bennett was fine writer, and his more light-hearted novels, like this one, are delights. The only reason I don't give this five stars is that it's a bit episodic, in keeping with the magazine serialization from which it sprang; I like even more the sequel, also about Mr. Machin, called The Regent.