what are you reading right now?
DrWho42 last edited by
whether it's a book or ebook, what are you reading right now? i'll kick things off:
currently, i'm reading arslan (1976) by m. j. engh.
damian last edited by
I'm splitting my time between:
If you haven't read Maus, I strongly recommend it. It's a comic book which follows the story of a Holocaust survivor. The Jews are drawn as mice and the Germans as cats. It's an incredibly horrific and accessible story written and illustrated by the son of the protagonist, Art Spiegleman. (Spiegleman also created the Garbage Pail Kids in the 80's).
Man's Search For Meaning was an offshoot of reading Maus. Victor Frankl survived the camps and wrote about his experience a year or two after liberation. He was a psychologist and he wrote about the search for meaning while being imprisoned, but did so from the perspective of a scientist of the mind. It's absolutely fascinating, and was listed as one of the 10 most influential books in the USA.
And then, classic comics because I love them.
GeorgeBailey last edited by
I've been reading Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick. Really well-done biography of Elvis. There's a part 2 as well that I'll probably go ahead and knock out next.
Right now I am reading "We are Not Ourselves." It starts out a book about Irish immigrants and ends up a book about early onset Alzheimers.
Recently read Don DeLillo's White Noise, a somewhat comedic tome about an airborne toxic event that infects a community.
Also recently read Permanent Record by Edward Snowden, and All the Light We Cannot See, about a little girl, WWI, France and a priceless artifact.
Good times to catch up on some reading. Hoping to pick up Hard to Handle by Steve Gorman from the Black Crowes soon.
@damian Loved Maus. I have lent it to many of my school kids.
Re-Reading "White Noise" by Don DeLillo. It is very much a book for these times, written some 35 years ago. It's amazing how close it hits to the madness and fear of this moment.
DrWho42 last edited by
lost worlds (1944) by clark ashton smith
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Just read "Blueprint" by Nicholas Christakis, an excellent and vaguely optimistic look at the genetic underpinnings of civilization. Perhaps overly optimistic since it was published right before Coronavirus and other recent fan-meet-shit events.
Now reading "Break Em Up" which is about monopolies.
I keep my reading pretty light...