Friday, April 30, 2010

Giveaway Friday

I'm glad I have my fellow Myth Makers to remind me of my responsibilities, otherwise I would have cleanly forgotten my giveaway Friday, which happens to be today.

It's been a surreal kind of week, or maybe it's just been really post-modern, so I'm offering one of two choices, and will briefly give the skinny on each.

First up is The Future of Freedom, by Fareed Zakaria.  The best parts of this book were the gentle irony that pervades, and the equally gentle approach to the question: is democracy a good thing?  Another really cool part is where he discussed the dichotomy that can exist between democracy and freedom.  Who knew that they weren't one and the same thing?

Next up is One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  The best part of this book was the rich and sensuous word weaving.  Talk about amazing!  As for what it was about, briefly it is about a man, a war, and a generational history.  But what it's really about is how humanity dreams.

If you're interested in getting a copy of Zakaria's book, leave a comment on what democracy means to you, and if you're interested in getting a copy of Marquez's book, leave a comment on why you wouldn't wait for Godot.  A random (losely defined) pick will grab someone.

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