CR 67 – My top 5 books of 2013

My top five books read last year in no particular order. Please share your top books of the year.

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Locke 14 by Georges Simenon

The lady in the lake by Raymond Chandler

The Zimmerman Telegram  by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

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Will Self: Walking is political

The Stoic philosopher Epicurus maintained that free will was only an illusory sense we experience when the actions necessitated for us by circumstance fortuitously coincide with what we happen to want – it’s my belief that this perfectly characterises the psychotic spatial awareness of the vast majority of contemporary urban dwellers; while the existential threats afflicting women, and the state-sanctioned ones that impinge, in particular, on young black men in British cities, have been internalised even by those – the white, the middle-aged and the middle class – who have no reason to be so trammelled.

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Source : The Guardian