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The Tunnels of Cu Chi
(I'll stop posting now!)
It's about a missionary who went to the Amazon, lost his faith, and became a professional linguist, and an expert in this language that doesn't obey many of the generally accepted rules of grammar. Not especially well written, but QI nonetheless.
this sounds good
it was talking a lot about Chomsky's concepts of universal grammar so I was just a bit like "buh?", sounded really interesting though.
both Jon Ronson
if you like that kinda thing
and generally the recording process as a whole, including its effects/causes?
but that was years ago and i was ill at the time. Pretty topical though, and much more readable than you'd expect a book about disease to be.
Our Band Could Be Your Life - Michael Azzerad (80s US indie-rock)
Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets - David Simon (pOlice)
The Perfect Storm - Sebastian Junger (meterology - this is brilliant)
England's Dreaming - Jon Savage (punk)
White Heat - Dominic someone or other, I can't remember (The Sixties)
London 1945 - can't remember who that's by either (post-war)
A Man On The Moon - Andrew Chaikin (durr)
Down And Dirty Pictures - Peter Biskind (indie films)
Both very good
"The Enlightenment: An Evaluation of Its Assumptions, Attitudes and Values"
Norman Hampson; Paperback; £0.64
"Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson"
Thomas Jefferson; Paperback; £1.71
1"George Orwell Omnibus: The Complete Novels: Animal Farm, Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, Coming up for Air, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, and, 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four"
George Orwell; Paperback; £13.99
Sold by: Amazon EU S.a.r.L.
1"The Flowers of Evil (Oxford World's Classics)"
Charles Baudelaire; Paperback; £4.79
Sold by: Amazon EU S.a.r.L.
1"A Little History of the World"
E H Gombrich; Paperback; £5.49
"Signor Gonorrhea was too, too plain"
pretty pretty. Lots of goat talk.
The unbearable lightness of being, is fantastic
London: A Biography by Peter Ackroyd
A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War - Paul Preston
Emergency Sex and Other Tales From Warzones - 3 people who met in the early 90s on a UN project and went to work across all other disasters of the 90s, seeing the new world order and their post Cold War optimism collapse before their eyes. Ignore the women's bits though, she is the single most annoying thing ever. Whilst the other two are like standing there watching as horrible things happen, unable to interfere despairing "Was this what I wanted to do to change the world" all she does is talk about shagging different ethnic blokes and treating it all like a holiday.
One exchange between her being like "Let's buy a cheap house in Fiji and party all the time" to the doctor one who has just spent 6 months counting bones on Rwanada victims made me throw the book at the wall.
if youre into politics n globalization n shit. If that takes your fancy, The Corporation is ace too.