The Abominable Man – Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö

If we don't count Macbeth, for it's a retelling of a story that is not only about crime, and Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead, which is a play with genres, not a straight crime story, then The Abominable Man is the first crime book I read in 2019. I find it …

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Duchologia polska: Rzeczy i ludzie w latach transformacji – Olga Drenda

Let's start with a bad translation of the title, to give you an idea what it's about: Polish ghostology: Things and people in the years of transformation. A bad one, I know... but bear with me. The years of transformation in Poland denote the period when communism ended and democracy started, there are no strict …

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis – J. D. Vance – Quotes

What they mean is that manufacturing jobs have gone overseas and middle-class jobs are harder to come by for people without college degrees. Fair enough - I worry about those things, too. But this book is about something else: what goes on in the lives of real people when the industrial economy goes south. It's …

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