The Pile Continues to Grow...
Added to the pile this week:
(2005), The Silver Spoon (New York: Phaedon: 0714845310).
Jeffrey Frieden (2006), Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (New York: Norton: 0393058085).
John Scalzi (2006), Ghost Brigades (New York: Tor: 0765315025).
The only one of them I have managed to dip into so far is Scalzi's Ghost Brigades. It's very good, but not quite as good as his earlier Old Man's War. It's hard to write about without spoiling something. I found there was a little too much of "tell, not show." And I never could wrap my mind about the motivations of the antagonist.