Thursday, July 30, 2015
An unrealistic summer reading list
The Patterson School's 2015 summer reading list, linked by Farley here, strikes me as unrealistic in the sense that I don't know who except for a speed reader is actually going to plow through every word of eight pretty hefty books (one of which is Piketty, btw) in the space of a month or two. The prefatory note says something like: "get an iPadAir2 and take advantage of your spare hour or two at the beach or in the mountains." Ok, whatever you say. The inclusion on the list of Bass's The Blood Telegram is interesting; I reviewed a book on the same subject, Raghavan's 1971, on this blog some time ago (here).