Sunday, January 3, 2016
Michael Johnson on his favorite books of 2015
Michael Johnson has a new post up, about the books he read during 2015 that he most recommends. Here's the beginning of his review of Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists and the Search for Justice in Science, by Alice Dreger (2015): "This might seem like a weird riff, but right off I'm going to assert readers of Robert Anton Wilson will probably love this book, which I think will prove to be influential in the sociology of science. Especially if those RAW readers liked his The New Inquisition: Irrational Rationalism and the Citadel of Science."
I do want to read that, but Michael makes me want to read Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, by Scott Timberg (2015) even more. It's about how the Internet has radically affected the lives of musicians (such as Michael), writers, record store clerks who could tell you what to listen to, etc.
There are reviews of three other books, too, all of which sound interesting.
Michael says he could have written about 15 to 20 other books. I can only hope he'll do a follow-up post.