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what i read this summer

Stevo
 
Give the Anarchist a Cigarette
Give the Anarchist a Cigarette
"Mick Farren Deviants singers autobiography great  history of the late 60s/early 70s London music underground"
Simplicissimus (European Classics)
Simplicissimus (European Classics)
"Hilarious satire-novel of a Thirty Years war maverick. Written at the time."
The Art of War (Shambhala classics)
The Art of War (Shambhala classics)
"bit of classic Chinese Philosophy.  How to manage affairs."
Stop Thinking, Start Living: Discover Lifelong Happiness (Book Artwork May Vary)
Stop Thinking, Start Living: Discover Lifelong Happiness (Book Artwork May Vary)
"Cos life's too short to worry unduly. Read this yesterday, feel better already"
Anatomy of War: Vietnam, the United States and the Modern Historical Experience
Anatomy of War: Vietnam, the United States and the Modern Historical Experience
"Great thorough history of Vietnam. From the early years of the 20th century through US leaving"
A New Voyage Round the World: The Journal of an English Buccaneer
A New Voyage Round the World: The Journal of an English Buccaneer
"Dampier's 17th century travel journal. The book that Gullivers tRavels and Robinson Crusoe were both heavily influenced by. other versions are in print."
From the Velvets to the Voidoids: A Pre-punk History for the Post-punk World
From the Velvets to the Voidoids: A Pre-punk History for the Post-punk World
"The US pre-punk alternative scene. This is now going for absurd prices, bout time for a reprint innit?"
Chaos: Making a New Science
Chaos: Making a New Science
"Chaos of a different kind. This is the history of the mathematical theories. starts with a geezer living by a 26 hour clock. lumme"
The McDonaldization of Society: New Century Edition
The McDonaldization of Society: New Century Edition
"And this is order? the gradual erosion of choice comes in aluring flavours"
Taliban - The Story of the Afghan Warlords
Taliban - The Story of the Afghan Warlords
"Disorder replaced by rigid/wrong  order. Rashid's history of the Afghan religious(?) group. Pretty fast read but insightful."
Orlando Furioso (Oxford World's Classics)
Orlando Furioso (Oxford World's Classics)
"New prose translation of the 16th century satirical poem. Pretty funny really."
Are You Ready for the Country
Are You Ready for the Country
"Doggett's history of country into rock. Made me run out and buy half the records talked about"
Who on Earth is Tom Baker? - An Autoiography
Who on Earth is Tom Baker? - An Autoiography
"autobiography of the best DR Who.  Dashed funny, very inventive writing."
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
"beginnings of comparative mythology. also the book that triggered Lucas's Star Wars"
The American West: A New Interpretive History
The American West: A New Interpretive History
"history of the west from the beginnings. traces through from pre Colombian times"
And the Ass Saw the Angel
And the Ass Saw the Angel
"Finally read this after being shown it by the author back when it was a film script"
Language
Language
"Leonard Bloomfield's classic tome. The development of language"
Travels in Asia and Africa, 1325-54 (The Broadway travellers)
Travels in Asia and Africa, 1325-54 (The Broadway travellers)
"The Arabic (superior) equivalent of Marco Polo. Young Morrovccan geezer who travelled miost of the known world in the 14th century"
Tapestry of Delights: Update Section to 3r.e: Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R & B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras, 1963-76
Tapestry of Delights: Update Section to 3r.e: Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R & B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras, 1963-76
"Brit psych. Been sleeping with this next to the bed. Can you trip through osmosis?"
How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory
How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory
"Just in the middle of this. Been reading Philosophy opf Language etc so pretty interesting."
Blackfoot Physics: A Journey into the Native American Universe
Blackfoot Physics: A Journey into the Native American Universe
"Well known physicist steps out of the western episteme. Compares it to the native american one. interesting."
Riddley Walker
Riddley Walker
"Post apocalyptic fable. bit of a detective story as you have to work through the text to find out what's going on. Riddley finds the ansa."
The Illuminatus! Trilogy
The Illuminatus! Trilogy
"Getting this on Thursday, meant to read it for ages. Read one of the trilogy several years back. All your favourite conspiracy theories looked melded into the plot."
The Seas of Language
The Seas of Language
"Philosophy omnibus of Dummett's work in metaphysics and language"
Cahiers Du Cinema: 1950s: Neo-Realism, Hollywood, New Wave v. 1 (Harvard Film Studies)
Cahiers Du Cinema: 1950s: Neo-Realism, Hollywood, New Wave v. 1 (Harvard Film Studies)
"French film stuff, been interested in reading this stuff for years. Just found out it was readily available.Now I'm an expert of course."