Went to visit a friend in darkest Stockport a while back. On the way back, I was dragged by mysterious forces into a charity shop. Here’s a table of all the books I definitely didn’t buy, how much I didn’t pay for each (they were all 25p), and comments on why I didn’t buy them. Fascinating!
|International War An Athology and Study Guide by Melvin Small and J. David Singer||Will go with my Gwynne Dyer and other war stuff. Have dipped in- there is good stuff (indiv soldier and death)|
|Beyond Fear by Dorothy Rowe||Ozzie shrink/thinker. Comes rated.|
|Build your resilience by Donald Robertson||25p. What’s to lose?|
|Resources and Man: Committee on Resources and Man National Academy of Sciences.||Always fascinated at how environmental issues were (not) talked about in the late 60s, by who and how…|
|Changing the Past by Thomas Berger||Looks fun. Had been reading about Berger, oddly|
|In between the Sheets by Ian McEwan||McEwan. Short Stories. What’s not to love|
|The Archer Files by Ross Macdonald (ed Tom Nolan)||Like Macdonald. Noir!|
|Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos||See above|
|Brixmis: The Untold exploits of Britain’s most daring cold war spy mission by Tony Geraghty||See war thing. Sucker for this stuff…|
|The Mournful Demeanor of Lieutenant Boruvka by Joseph Skvorecky||Detective stories, pomo etc.|
|Short Sharp Shock by Kim Stanley Robinson||Have read some of his other stuff, liked it.|
And the plan is to review em all. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.