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What the Dog Saw
And Other Adventures
Malcolm Gladwell - Dec 14, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed ...
Sam Freedman
Jan 14, 2020
@mrianleslie (Also I agree What the Dog Saw is his best book).     source
The Quincunx
Charles Palliser - Jan 01, 1991 (first published in 1989)
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The protagonist, a young man naive enough to be blind to all clues about his own hidden history (and to the fact that his very existence is troubling to all manner of evildoers) narrates a story of uncommon beauty which not only brings readers face-to-face with dozens of piquantly drawn characters at all levels of 19th-century English society but r...
Sam Freedman
Jan 03, 2020
@matthewclifford Just read The Quincunx - absolutely brilliant. And The Kingdom is wonderful too - have you read Carrere's book on Phillip K Dick?     source
Secondhand Time
The Last of the Soviets
Svetlana Alexievich - Mar 21, 2017 (first published in 2013)
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From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia. Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive documentary style, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the...
Sam Freedman
Dec 10, 2019
@martinbright It's amazing. Have you read Second Hand Time? Best book of the century so far for me. Just incredible.     source