And it was beautiful by Phil Hay – thank you for the memories Bielsa. This book was an opportunity to relive the time and gain a deeper understanding with reflection.
Afterworld: Flawed AI in a real world reboot. Debbie Urbanski’s debut science fiction novel looks at the what if humanity had to reboot.
The New Leviathans by John Gray – the future is bleak. An obscure, random and dense examination of liberalism.
The Running Grave by Robert Galbraith. Ultimately this latest detective story is so deeply embedded in how a cult could operate so unlawfully under the nose of authorities in this country, it is a matter of whether or not you are convinced that will determine your level of investment in the plot.
Containment by Hank Parker – bio-terrorism by numbers. As bio-terrorism thrillers this one is novel in how it uses ticks as the weapon of destruction.
The Witches by Stacy Schiff: A foul stain upon this country. This is a long expansive and, at times, overly detailed biography of a town in the grip of groupthink. It was challenging to pull back from the daily account to understand the scale and depth of the allegations, trials and daily tribulations.
Extraction 2 follows up on one of Netflix's recent hits, LIFE are added to my Spotify playlist. The biological vs gender debate, and Witches.
The essence of the book is to define how Critical Social Justice (applied post-modernism) operates as an ideology he calls the new puritans.
The subtitle to the book, Kill All Normies, By Angla Nagle, is “Online culture wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right.”
Granta 161: Sister, Brother. A touching and sometimes painful memor of sibling rivalry.