- “The Reverse Peephole” is an ace Seinfeld episode
I’ve been in a literary dry spell for a while. Bought a Gore Vidal book and barely touched it. And I haven’t bothered to finish a few other things sitting around. Can’t get motivated to properly dig into this quite yet either.
But there are a few newly available titles trickling into the market right now, and they have my interest piqued.
A few of them:
- Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, by Douglas Rushkoff
- Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left, by Alex Berezow, et al
- The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker
- The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure, by Kevin Williamson
- The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia, by Roger Kimball
- The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory, by Jesse Walker
- Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
Thoughts, anyone? I like the title for Kimball’s book, which apparently came out last year. Reminds me of the name I gave to a tag/category cloud on this site long ago, i.e. the Permanence of Fatuousness.
UPDATE: Got the Kindle version of Williamson’s book. So far, so good. Very engaging read early on.