July book club selection

2009-06-20

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Somewhat belatedly, I have posted my review of Jared Diamond’s Collapse. I hope others will put up their thoughts, as well.

For July, I think we should choose something relatively light and accessible, in the hope of getting more than two or three people to read it. Suggestions?

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R.K. June 21, 2009 at 2:07 pm

How about Douglas Adams’ Last Change to See? It is environmental, but also very funny.

Ethan Martin June 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm

You must add this book to your list:
Operation Short Stop 2, this book really lets you inside what some off the big brass can pull off with the nod off their heads. It kept me going until I was almost done with it. It should be made into a movie.
Later,
Ethan

Emily June 23, 2009 at 3:15 pm

What about some Ignatieff?

Ignatieff, Michael. The Warrior’s Honour: Ethnic War And the Modern Consciousness.

Milan June 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm

I would be up for Iggy.

Tristan June 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Iggy is certainly a relevant figure right now, I would vote to reading something by him.

I’m sorry my review of Collapse is so late – I didn’t realize till very late that it had actually been selected. Some preliminary related thoughts are here – http://northernsong.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/values-and-religions/ – but they are not so much about the book as other things the book got me thinking about.

Milan June 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I already read and reviewed Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism.

The same friend who recommended it (Emily Paddon) recommended The Warrior’s Honour, as well.

Milan June 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Let’s go with The Warrior’s Honour as the official selection. I will pick up a copy ASAP.

Milan July 2, 2009 at 10:27 am

I have my copy of Ignatieff’s book, and will put up a review for July 15th.

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