Books read in August

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Cambell

A beautiful synthesis of several major world myths. If you like going down the TV Tropes rabbit hole, this is for you.

Civilization, by Niall Ferguson

I suppose I’m not enough of an expert to comment, but the tendency to pigeon-hole vast swathes of history into a few fixed theories seemed too forced to me.

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

I read the Penguin edition as part of a collection called Four Tragedies. The annotations are quite extensive and extremely useful to new readers. That apart, it’s Shakespeare, of course it’s great.

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