Sunday, February 2, 2020

Mini Book Reports: Murder, Weirdos, More Weirdos, More Murder (hmm...)

I forgot I had a blog for a year! But I didn't forget to read a bunch of books. A short list of mini-reports:

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief

  • I picked this up, thinking "Oh cool. These guys are batshit, so this oughta read well." I HAD. NO IDEA. More like utterly batfucked. A jaw-dropping read. Also, note to Tom Cruise: back up. Keep going ... no, don't stop, just keep going. We'll let you know.


  • Save miserable people - if you can - from the depths of their despair. Also, after a mass shooting nothing goes back together.

Guns, Germs, and Steel

  • "White Man's Burden" is a crock of shit. 

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

  • Again, after a mass shooting nothing goes back together. 

Educated: A Memoir

  • Holy shit.