When Books Attack!--or, At Least, Look Accusatorially at You From Across the Room
When unread portions of your library attack!
Kieran Healy's (2005) Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs (Chicago: University of Chicago: 0226322378) is looking at me accusatorially from across the table. It is looking at me accusatorially because my sister, Julia DeLong Mahoney, says that it is excellent.
On the other hand, I have already read the book she is currently reading: Gregory Clark's (2007 forthcoming) A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World. I have some quibbles with the third quarter of the book, and some objections to the last quarter, but as a whole the book is truly excellent.