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Dec. 28th, 2005 | 05:53 pm
posted by: ex_josh_han in 2006_books

I don't know if this community is meant to be for new books in 2006 or not. I'm too poor to buy new books!

Here's what I've read in the last week and a half of my winter break.

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko.

Stunning, stunning, stunning. A must read.

Morning Girl by Michael Dorris

Dorris' first book for Young adults, it's very short, very beautiful, and very troubling in all the right ways. It can be read in a sitting, so what's your excuse, eh?

Heaven Eyes by David Almond

Almond writes great, quasi-mystical books for young adults. Skellig is good, and Kit's Wilderness is still his very best. Heaven Eyes, not so much. I think he's cranking them out now, which is a shame.

The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday

Another quick read. THe text kind of follows Momaday's journey to the mountain of the title. Mostly, it parallels three seperate "texts". First are little snippets of Kiowa myth, followed by "historical" information bearing sometimes loose asociations to the myth, and then brief first person accounts by Momaday of his journey or memories from childhood. Lovely.

Currently reading:
21st Century Capitalism by Robert Heilbroner

Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers was a great introduction to economic thought for me. He writes for a popular audience, so he's pretty plain spoken and reads just like a good professor. That book was written in the Seventies, and this on eis from '93, so it doesn't have such a rosey view of the future of world capitalism. Heibroner is very even handed and pretty smart. THis would be a good introduction to world systems analysis.

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