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 Post subject: Re: Non fiction
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:54 am 
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I am through..... what a week this has been!

"Self-made gods with only the laws of physics to keep us company, we are accountable to no one. We are consequently wreaking havoc on our fellow animals and on the surrounding ecosystem, seeking little more than our own comfort and amusement, yet never finding satisfaction. Is there anything more dangerous that dissatisfied and irresponsible gods who don't know what they war?" (these are the last words of the book)

I would love to read his next book, Homo Deus - but I have decided this year to buy nothing for two months before allowing myself to consume during the third. So, I'll have to wait until march.

Oh, another great non-fiction read of last summer was a book by Sven Beckett: Empire of Cotton. A history of global capitalism.

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 Post subject: Re: Non fiction
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:15 pm 
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I still have some way to go before finishing it. I am finding it very thought-provoking. I have still to finish three biographies on my bedside table.

Sent from a tiny phone keyboard via Tapatalk - typos inevitable.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:53 pm 
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A friend was so kind as to offer me Home Deus... I'm really hooked with those two books. So thought provoking.

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