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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby Lt Sue » 23 Dec 2010, 19:09

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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby wildlx » 26 Dec 2010, 07:17

#47. The Fires of Bride by Ellen Galford : 3+stars
Set on a fictitious remote Scottish island, Cailleach, this is a novel about two lesbians, Dr. Catriona MacEochan and the artist Maria Milleny, and several other islanders, including a ghost, which also has a plot involving religious history and Celtic culture mixed with fantasy elements. Mostly it is a novel with a great sense of humour. I had a lot of fun reading this book.
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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby wildlx » 29 Dec 2010, 07:09

#48. Um tratado sobre os nossos actuais descontentamentos (Ill Fares the Land) by Tony Judt : 4stars
A very interesting book. This is an essay by Tony Judt, an historian. He shows how we have arrived were we are now, politically and economically, and tries to give answers on where to go from here. As he writes in the book:

The materialistic and selfish quality of contemporary life is not inherent in the human condition. Much of what appears “natural” today dates from the 1980s: the obsession with wealth creation, the cult of privatization and the private sector, the growing disparities of rich and poor. And above all, the rhetoric that accompanies these: uncritical admiration for unfettered markets, disdain for the public sector, the delusion of endless growth.

We cannot go on living like this. The little crash of 2008 was a reminder that unregulated capitalism is its own worst enemy: sooner or later it must fall prey to its own excesses and turn again to the state for rescue. But if we do no more than pick up the pieces and carry on as before, we can look forward to greater upheavals in years to come.
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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby Baker » 29 Dec 2010, 08:03

That quote sounds right on the money to me.

Hey, Wild, you've almost made 50! :-)
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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby wildlx » 29 Dec 2010, 22:19

Yeah :). And considering that I'm ill at home I have a chance of making the 50 books. I'm already halfway through 49.
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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby deej » 30 Dec 2010, 02:14

Get better soon Wildlx. :-)
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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby ElaineB » 30 Dec 2010, 02:23

But not till you hit 50!
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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby deej » 30 Dec 2010, 02:36

ElaineB wrote:But not till you hit 50!


That seems a little harsh? :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby ElaineB » 30 Dec 2010, 04:13

I've just got my priorities in line. OK, maybe I've been reading too much military fiction lately.
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Re: Wildlx's readings

Postby Baker » 30 Dec 2010, 09:06

I'm sorry to hear that you're ill, Wild. Get well soon. :-)

Elaine... :roll: Way too much fiction. ;)
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