I like the stuff about memory here...
I liked the bits where she looks at photos of her past.
Progress was the bright horizon of every existence. It signified well-being, healthy children, glowing houses, well-lit streets, and knowledge.... In reality cramped housing forced children and parents brothers and sisters to sleep in the same room.... The times, people said, are not the same for everyone.
...Hernando's books contain within their covers...a map of his life.
Hoping this should cover most shopping needs.
Love this cover! Looking forward to reading the book reviewed (tagged).
I was reading this in a bookshop, and had to put it down to catch a train.
Before I finished it.
In our first couple of months in Berlin, Gina and I had walked these back streets that led away from Kurfürstendam and on and on and narrower and narrower to the front windows of artisans‘ workshops and soup kitchens and Blumen stores and family homes with children and parents seated at the table eating dinner.
Heroine goes looking for a runaway in off the grid desert communities.
I want all the books.
Love book ads.
Creepy crime: she sees dead people. Which is unfortunate for the criminals, given that she's the prosecutor.
"...it is easier for many of us to imagine the end of the world than it is for us to imagine the end of capitalism."
Not the tagged book, but about the same impressive sounding bookshop. Wish I could just go for the day to exhibition at the U of Pennsylvania library!
I loved Spring - almost as much as Autumn - this is from the review in the TLS (April 19)
I thought this quote summed up the book's main argument. Hard to believe that people got away with this for so long, including threatening those who were willing to speak out.
"Unbeknownst to me, the lead investor was Rupert Murdoch..."
Dark reading about murky business practice: but I have been out and about enjoying the sunshine, so it balances out!
This is only the second book by Jiles I've come across. I want to read everything she's written now...
This book is just bizarre. If it was fiction, I'd think it was improbable!
Yikes, this reads like a thriller but it's an account of the Theramos start-up scandal.