Evil Paradises, edited by Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk, is an important and timely book.
The style of writing by many of the contributors takes some getting used to if you're not familiar with the approaches and language of cultural criticism.
"Evil Paradises" represents an essential work in the search for a description of our phantasmagoric reality.
Mike Davis is a favorite author but not in this particular book to which he contributed but a single piece. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Phillip J. Hanson
Critiques on the world, pointing out the falsity in the spaces we dwell in and occupy, analyzing the world around us...it's what I love. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Johnathen Duran
I have ever and I mean EVER, purchased. Wish I had never made the decision to try to stomach it, my only greater wish is that I could get my money back because it coulda gone to a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Marcy
Behind the glitz and glamor of many of paradises in this world is an interwoven network of corruption, fear, and oligarchical rule. Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by metalheadtakesthesquare
Enjoyable read that addresses the growth of gated communities in cities across the globe. The book highlights the false constructions of community that these developments sell, as... Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Dianna C. Dilworth
Despite a firm aversion to edited books, I picked this beauty up for the Mike Davis name and it did not disappoint. Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by EGD
The book is tedious and unevenly written. It has added no new information or insight for this reader. Read morePublished on September 13, 2007 by Karl H. Hiller