New books: May

Yep. I’m behind again. I’ve still got book reviews to type, and a few archaeology and anthropology posts to do. Will I ever get round to them? Perhaps not. For now, May’s books:

May books

  • Bob Dylan –  Tarantula     50p
  • Roald Dahl –  Rhyme Stew     50p
  • J.B.Priestley –  An Inspector Calls and Other Plays     £2.99
  • William Shakespeare –  Julius Caesar     20p
  • Bret Easton Ellis –  American Psycho     50p

I also picked up this:

Me, somewhat surprised with myself. I mean, come on- it's shit, isn't it? ...Isn't it...?

Me, somewhat surprised with myself. I mean, come on- it’s shit, isn’t it?

Don’t shoot me- I know it is shite, and just a cursory glance across the text and its grainy b&w plates reinforces the level of pseudo-archaeological, cod-scientific bull crap that it contains, but it is the book that got my Tutor at Oxford into archaeology, and I thought it worth buying just for that, and the comedy value. It was also only 50p. Expect a scathing deconstruction of this at some point, as I do intend on reading it soon.

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4 thoughts on “New books: May

  1. Have you started reading American Psycho yet?

    • Hi,
      I haven’t started this one yet- I’m currently reading Kafka, ‘The Trial’, which I will probably get round to reviewing at some point in 2017 at my current rate of progress… Do you recommend ‘American Psycho’? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

      • I certainly do recommend reading it – it can be tough going in places due to his descriptions and language, but it is well worth the read. I couldn’t, however, get into any of his other publications though. I’ve read a few of his interviews and see a few talks he has done and he said he regrets how hard he hit the satire home in the novel, but I think it works pretty well. Also, by chance, I recently got China Meiville’s Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories recently, a collection of his short vignettes, fragments and stories. It is pretty good and I’m quite impressed. I’d recommend it, especially if you enjoy Kafka’s short scenes and what not (another book I got recently as well!). Hope this message finds you well. (also tell me about it, I am way behind on my book pile – Will Self’s Shark has taken a back seat at the moment, though I am thoroughly enjoying it).

  2. *excuse the repeated word gaffes, fininshing work this late can be tiring!

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