- File Size: 504 KB
- Print Length: 154 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wombat Press; 1 edition (July 10, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 10, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LP85I2G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,347,386 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Last Falangist: Essays on Culture and Politics in America Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Interspersed throughout the essays on varying things in America are personal essays dealing with his battles with his ex-wife, his weight and his daughter. I found those essays to be very moving with his stark honesty and deep feelings.
The appendix of the e-book has 21 Books that left a mark on him. Interestingly enough, I've read 19 of them and also count them as my personal great books.
My only disappointment was that in some of the links in the essays only went to 404 pages on the internet. Which is understandable as they were 8-10 years old. Surprisingly, most of the links from older essays still worked.
Sure would love to see more writing from Wombat!
I would normally give it three stars: readable, but not something I'd give a general "go out and buy this" recommendation for. It gets an extra star, and a "go out and buy this" recommendation, from a handful of observations that are so simple, obvious and trenchant that I have a hard time believing I hadn't spotted them before. My favorite was his short essay on why he disagrees with Objectivism. His complaints were so obviously correct that it left me re-reading it just so I can steal his words for the next time a Randroid tries to preach the Gospel of Ayn to me.
I much enjoyed this with a glass or two of wine. It was a very settling and relaxing read, like having a one way conversation with a good friend who opens your mind to new ideas and thought patterns. It's also a bit revealing emotionally. The author puts some feelings and events into words that resonated with me and should also strike a chord with anyone who has struggled with weight, relationships, illness, employment. In other words - everyone. I was sad to see it come to an end. I look forward to more writings from this author.
Highly recommend; read this book!
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