At first they came for the smokers but I did not speak out as I did not smoke. Then they came for the binge drinkers but I said nothing as I did not binge. Now they have an obesity strategy.
I gave What's Left? a go after it came out in paperback and it was excellent. Has to have my vote!
I haven't read Cohen's book yet, but I absolutely loved Glavin's.
Nope. You missed the obvious winner - no contest:http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/id/1793
Peter, returning to serious subjects after discussing Radio 4 "comedy" with Freens et al at the Drink soaked....Here are the 2 books I would like to throw into the pot for consideration. They are related in that they both concern the Baltic. The first is the novel "Castorp" by Pawel Huelle. (Serpents' Tail) This is a "prequel" to the Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann and is about Hans Castorp's student days in Gdansk. The other came out in paperback this year (hback in 2006) and is Lesley Chamberlain's book "The Philosophy Steamer" (Atlantic Books), which tells the story of the intellectuals exiled out of Russia by Lenin immediately prior to the declaration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics(4 words, 4 lies - C.Castoriadis). The "steamer" of the title - actually there were 2, the Haken and the Preussen - sailed from St Petersburg to Stettin.So there you have it. A couple of cracking reads.
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