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rd95  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'bl00's Reviews #11: "The Story of Civilization" by Will and Ariel Durant

I'm running out of badges. You've been badged too many time. Fuck it. Have another.

The Ten Cent Plague is the best book anyone has ever recommended to me. I probably remember about a twentieth of it and I'm glad about that. I look forward to reading it again like it's a brand new book. Something tells me though, that for you, this epic of history is a one and done experience.




kleinbl00  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's astonishing how quickly one can burn through books when they aren't 1100 pages long. I started White Trash two hours ago, stopped reading it an hour ago, and am already about 1/6th of the way through it.

keifermiller  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd be interested in a review of that one, too, if you feel like it once ya finish; it is on my list o' books to read.

kleinbl00  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

duly noted!

rd95  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No judgment at all, because this book seems right up your alley, but man. This does not sound like a happy reading time book.

kleinbl00  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

roflcopter goes soi soi soi

The two audiobooks I dug into prior to polishing off Durant were Galbraith's The Great Crash and Toland's Last 100 Days. The fiction book I used for respite a time or two is Bacigalupi's Water Knife. The one on my phone I opted not to start instead of White Trash is Toland's Rising Sun.

My library has a lot of bleakness.