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Buda's Wagon by Mike Davis
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Apr 11, 2008

really liked it

i really like mike davis. I read "CITY OF QUARTZ", awhile back and it gave a sharp pair of lenses to analyze SoCal. Buda's Wagon is written in the same sensational style. Mike Davis has really figured out a beautiful way to use the language of academia to say "MAN, can you believe this SHIT?!". I appreciate the fact that Mike Davis goes to great lengths to condemn the senselessness of a car bomb (especially one that kills innocents) while admiring its power in the hands of people with a political agenda. There were a few sections that fell short, hence the four star rating. Its a short book, that skips for example commuter bus bombs in Israel. Makes me wonder what else was left out for brevity's sake. Mike Davis is ALWAYS a good read.

My goodreads buddy Suzanne is ALWAYS right. Especially when it comes to books!
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