Finished Thinking Fast, and Slow. Sort of like a freakonomics for psychology. Interesting insight into how our mind works, and explained some of the irrationalities of the human condition. Makes you question your politics, whichever side of the divide you lie. I reckon thebish and Crayons in particular would enjoy it. First chapter is hard work as you get to grips with the terminology, but fascinating stuff. Well, I thought so
Anyway, now, to fiction. Whenever I go to the library I look through the classics section and try to find something new. I'm now on Madame Bovary. It's fantastic! Know next to nothing about Flaubert, despite finding French literature 'Fecking A', but I saw it and picked it up. He writes beautifully, "From the backrooms of restaurants where people eat after midnight, by candlelight, there came the laughter of the motley crowd of writers and actresses. Extravagant as kings, they were, full of idealistic ambitions and wild enthusiasms. They lived on a higher plane, between heaven and earth, among storm-clouds, so sublimely."
S'nice that, isn't it? And that's a translation!
You Corbyn folk who hoped he'd step down for a younger, more electable lefty...that's what this is, without the stepping down. Sort it out.