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The Unwinding:

An Inner History of the New America 

(May 21, 2013)

 

George Packer

 

 


 

Just bought this...it's next on my list...

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Whatever happens in the US, you can be sure the UK isn't far behind.

I haven't begun the book as yet, but I saw the author interviewed on television. He indicated in the interview that the the UK has already unwound, and that he sees the UK's unwinding as the preferred model for America's unwinding which is already well underway.


Edited by DLeeWebb - 6/25/13 at 9:55am
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I haven't begun the book as yet, but I saw the author interviewed on television. He indicated in the interview that the the UK has already unwound, and that he sees the UK's unwinding as the preferred model for America's unwinding which is already in well underway.

Was it C-Span Book Notes , I do admire that program and its in depth interviews with various authors of all stripes !

 

With the god awful 2xx+ channels from which to choose here , I find myself totally drawn to C-Span while surfing between sport and yet another shallow murder / action movie , the latter hardly ever being able to hold my cerebral attention the way a well done interview always seems to .  .

 

hip-hip-horray for C-Span !!! 

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I hope he goes to the better worlds he imagined.....

No disrespect or anything but I have always found a lot the sci fi he wrote fairly weak with the exception of "use of weapons" and "look to windward" in saying that its a clear step above "Leviathan wakes" and "Calibans war" by james a corey. I tend to find the older Sci-Fi more enjoyable like Doris Lessings "Ben in the world" and "Memoirs of a survivor" or Huxleys "brave new world". Also Phillip K Dicks "The man in the high castle" and "enders game" by Orson scott card is top notch. 

 

I see people mentioning G.R.R Martins Game of thrones which is an excellent achievement in fantasy but has anyone read "the dying of the light"? It is one of his earlier sci-fi works and a great read at that. I really liked that book - the second half of it is amazing! Also he has another short Sci - Fi story called "Sandkings" which is also brilliant! 

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I haven't begun the book as yet, but I saw the author interviewed on television. He indicated in the interview that the the UK has already unwound, and that he sees the UK's unwinding as the preferred model for America's unwinding which is already in well underway.

Was it C-Span Book Notes , I do admire that program and its in depth interviews with various authors of all stripes !

 

With the god awful 2xx+ channels from which to choose here , I find myself totally drawn to C-Span while surfing between sport and yet another shallow murder / action movie , the latter hardly ever being able to hold my cerebral attention the way a well done interview always seems to .  .

 

hip-hip-horray for C-Span !!! 

I don't really remember...I think that it was either "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," or "Real Time With Bill Maher." I know that these are comedy shows, but the interviews, while concise, tend to provide an accurate idea of what the book is about...

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I haven't begun the book as yet, but I saw the author interviewed on television. He indicated in the interview that the the UK has already unwound, and that he sees the UK's unwinding as the preferred model for America's unwinding which is already well underway.


I wouldn't doubt it for one moment. I need a beer.frown.gif


Edited by MrQ - 6/25/13 at 10:34am
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No disrespect or anything but I have always found a lot the sci fi he wrote fairly weak with the exception of "use of weapons" and "look to windward" in saying that its a clear step above "Leviathan wakes" and "Calibans war" by james a corey. I tend to find the older Sci-Fi more enjoyable like Doris Lessings "Ben in the world" and "Memoirs of a survivor" or Huxleys "brave new world". Also Phillip K Dicks "The man in the high castle" and "enders game" by Orson scott card is top notch. 

 

I see people mentioning G.R.R Martins Game of thrones which is an excellent achievement in fantasy but has anyone read "the dying of the light"? It is one of his earlier sci-fi works and a great read at that. I really liked that book - the second half of it is amazing! Also he has another short Sci - Fi story called "Sandkings" which is also brilliant! 


Use Of Weapons is my favourite of Banks. I shall look into your other recommedations.


Edited by MrQ - 6/25/13 at 10:29am
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These are the shortlist for the Hugo award in Sci - Fi for this year

 

  • 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • Blackout, Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi (Tor)
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed

I might give "thrones of the crescent" moon a go but i have to read Abaddon's gate first. 

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Finished "the war of the end of the world" by mario Vargos Lyosa and now im half way through this -- - -- -

 

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I am re-reading 1984 by George Orwell.

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Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver
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This is a book by a lesser known author recommended for Dan Brown and Michael Crichton fans. For $3.99, I decided not to pass it up and I'm glad I didn't! Can't put it down!

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This is a book by a lesser known author recommended for Dan Brown and Michael Crichton fans. For $3.99, I decided not to pass it up and I'm glad I didn't! Can't put it down!

Thanks JoeDoe.
I am a big Dan Brown fan and will have to check this out for sure.

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I am re-reading 1984 by George Orwell.

Have you read George Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris And London"? Amazing narrative 

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Have you read George Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris And London"? Amazing narrative 

i have read both myself and they are great but huxleys "A brave new world" is the one for me! 

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