Reading a story narrated by 'Death' might sound unrealistic and perhaps even cliched; this is anything but. Set in Nazi Germany and centred around the life of a young girl, this is a very moving novel about love between father and daughter, deep friendships across racial divides and the simultaneous destructive and uplifting power of words.
Still the most urgent book I've ever read. An attempt to reflect on what the Good Life could be from within social and economic conditions which systematically undermine the very possibility of such a life. Adorno's tireless and brilliant book holds up a mirror to the distorting influences of capitalism, and thereby gives some hope by revealing points where criticism can begin
A powerful documentation of Orwell's experiences submerged in the underclass of Paris and London. There are so many great books out there demanding to be read…this is the only one I've allowed myself to read twice