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The Consul: Contributions to the History of the Si&hellip by Ralph Rumney
4.0 out of 5 stars Life and lies, 21 July 2014
Very readable translation of interviews with Ralph Rumney during which he recapitulates his life; sometimes with honesty and sometimes with grandiose lies. Obviously only people who knew Rumney or the Situationists are going to want to read this, but I felt there was room for a more objective assessment of Ralph Rumney's life and work.
Tehran, Lipstick And Loopholes by Nahal Tajadod
5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting read!, 16 Jun 2014
I have read a few books like this now and this one is by far the most exciting. I was skeptical at first and thought I was not going to like it and then got really drawn in as if reading a novel. I think the fact that it is written in French and then translated from French actually adds something to it. You can feel that it is aimed at a French audience and their concerns. Tajadod is a talented factual writer and she can make the mundane affairs of day to day life dramatic. I would actually recommend this to anyone looking for a film script.
Scorpion Soup: A story in a story by Tahir Shah
It is so weird that so many people have piled in to give this book a 5 star rating. Have they actually read it and seen how slap dash it is and how badly the stories are linked together? I imagine some of these people are family friends or would be devotees of Idries Shah.