Sometimes, you read a book and it leaves you with a giant list of other books you have to tackle.
Recently, for NPR, I’ve reviewed a string of great books. The Story of Hong Gildong (in a welcome translation), The Other Slavery (a grueling account of enslavement beyond Africa, in particular Native Americans – avoid the comments), Possession (half a dissertation on art collection as political identity, half tattling on Popes, all amazing).
The one that gave me the longest reading list was Blockbuster! It’s a literary biography about the… Read more »