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Printer, anarchist, illustrator, & enthusiast of the printed word.


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2023 Reading Goal

58% complete! Leaving_Marx has read 7 of 12 books.

@ombres i have been wanting to ready this after reading Q a long time ago. Not what i was expecting at first but I found it an engaging read, probably a 4/5. definitely left me wanting a bit more background on some of the characters and their story arcs and to go back and understand who transfers over between the books.

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A Spectre, Haunting (2022, Haymarket Books) No rating

China Miéville's brilliant reading of the modern world's most controversial and enduring political document: the …

I forgot when I actually started this. I'm finished the book itself and reading through the Manifesto in the appendices. Mieville's language is sometimes inaccessible. I had to keep a dictionary by my side. That said, his prose is beautiful. His ideas are articulate and considered.

He's open an honest about the strengths and shortcomings of the Manifesto and now reading through it I can appreciate the power of its words.

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Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052–2072 (2022) 5 stars

Favourite book of the year for the disillusioned revolutionary Inside of me.

5 stars

This book was really awesome, I was most looking forward to this book for 2022. It did not disappoint.

being familiar with ME O'Brien's writing previously I was expecting an anti-state communist, luxury space communism environment with big trans vibes and it didn't disappoint. Probably more than half the interviews featured trans/agender/non-binary people and gender and it's practical abolition was a current throughout the book.

I also really appreciated the way they dealt with trauma, revolutions and capitalist crisis as violent and traumatic experiences and how people were living and building a new world while dealing with people broken people.

I thought it was thoughtful, choosing NYC as the setting and trying to modestly explore the global revolution but always linking it back to nyc so the project didn't get away from itself.

I had never read anything from Eman Abdelhadi before, but felt like you could really see bits …