Last book completed was The Sex Lives of Cannibals. Once you’ve read it, you see that the title is a maguffin. There are no cannibals to speak of and no sex lives either. Yet it’s less a case of false advertising and more an indicator of the personality of the intelligent Dutch slacker who wrote the book. Assuming he picked the title. Always a dicey proposition. I’ll leave the book synopses to others but this is great fun and a great look at a culture that seems so vastly different from the US – except that they’ve picked up the worst parts of Western consumerism.
Next, I think: Freakonomics. Yes, I’m that far behind in my reading. Sounds like great food for thought and perfect fodder for this blog.