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The Boat Was My Friend

...The cliff edge of workaday morality

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Rivers of London
Ben Aaronovitch
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Expecting Someone Taller
Tom Holt
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The Circle
Dave Eggers

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Democracy in What State? - Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Daniel Bensaïd, Wendy Brown, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Rancière, Kristin Ross, Slavoj Žižek, William McCuaig

"Democracy has historically unparalleled global popularity today yet has never been more conceptually footloose or substantively hollow. Perhaps democracy's current popularity depends on the openness and even vacuity of its meaning and practice-like Barack Obama, it is an empty signifier to which any and all can attach their dreams and hopes Or perhaps capitalism, modern democracy's nonidentical birth twin and always the more robust and wily of the two, has finally reduced democracy to a "brand," a late modern twist on commodity fetishism that wholly severs a product's salable image from its content."


- Wendy Brown