Monthly Archive: August 2021
“A cult is like porn, you know it when you see it”
But not everyone sees the tendrils of a cult at first glance and this is what makes Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism a good read – seeing how people get caught up in these groups. That and the fact that it widens the scope of cult to groups who use similar methods to engage their members and dominate their time and attention.
The narrator was engaging the topics discussed in such a way that it was like hanging out over coffee with a friend. Having a really good conversation with a topic that ran and ran eventually leading to a late lunch and then calling it quits only because you had dinner plans you couldn’t cancel. Enjoyable.
Even though it’s a dystopia you’ve seen and read before, there’s an interesting slant on this world. Wouldn’t you want to be a superhero rather than live a constrained life with little prospects. Glad I’m not in that predicament.
This Nordic noir mystery had an unusual storyline that was a slow burn for delivering obscure and tantalising information. Interesting read
The Echo Chamber is a laugh out loud story on the perils of modern society and social media’s influence on our way of life. Far fetched and very funny. Hold out for the audiobook and you won’t regret it
The premise seemed right up my street for a children’s book – having confidence in being yourself. But Meow came across as a disruptive classroom agitator rather than a free thinker. Shame.