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Interesting times

writings from a turbulent decade

by George Packer

  • 122 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Packer, George, -- 1960-,
  • Authors -- Political and social views

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGeorge Packer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3566.A317 I58 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23186436M
    ISBN 100374175721
    ISBN 109780374175726
    LC Control Number2009010186
    OCLC/WorldCa317067928


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Packer's book, "Interesting Times," is an anthology of his prior essays, most previously published in "The New Yorker," that cover the seven years spanning 9/11 and the election of Barack Obama. The most compelling article, "Betrayed," describes the plight of Iraqis that helped us by serving as translators etc., only to be left to their own devices once the U.S.

no longer had use for them.4/5(6). Actual rating: /5 I plan to read more Urban Fantasy in This book was recommended to me some time ago on r/fantasy. I was looking for something lighter that doesn’t make a brain flex too much while reading and Interesting Times fits the bill nicely/5.

Interesting Times is the 17th book in Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and the 5th in the Wizards series. Sir Terry Pratchett The life and works of Sir Terry Pratchett OBE. Interesting Times unites brilliant investigative pieces such as "Betrayed," about Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through war zones and failed states.

Spanning a decade that includes the September 11, attacks and the election of Barack Obama, Packer brings insight and passion to his accounts of the war on terror, Iraq, political writers, and the election. Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary with the terrible “short century” which is the subject of Age of Extremes, his most widely read book, Hobsbawm has, for eighty-five years, been committed to understanding the “interesting times” through which he has lived.

Interesting Times (Discworld #17) 'A foot on the neck is nine points of the law' There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intricate and complex dance.

There are Interesting times book who maintain that it's merely a matter of who carries the biggest stick. The New York Times Best Sellers - March 01, Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre. The New York Times Best Sellers - March 01, This.

May you live in interesting times" is an English expression which purports to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While seemingly a blessing, the expression is normally used ironically; life is better in "uninteresting times" of peace and tranquility than in "interesting" ones, which are usually times.

Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary with the terrible “short century” which is the subject of Age of Extremes, his most widely read book, Hobsbawm has, for eighty-five years, been committed to understanding the “interesting times” through which he has lived.5/5(1).

Mar 23,  · Interesting Times was a fun read. I love that it gets you quickly into the story, not getting bogged down with over developed descriptions and introspection. Call me impatient, but I get tired of skimming through the painfully detailed verbiage some authors fill their books with, trying to get to the heart of what each chapter is about/5().

Called “a lyrical, pungent, and provocative memoir” by Publishers Weekly, Interesting Times offers a personal tour through what Hobsbawm terms “the most extraordinary and terrible century in human history.” The book takes us from his birth in Alexandria, Egypt, and early schooling in Weimar Berlin to his student days as a Cambridge Red and Apostle at King’s College.

Interesting Times - [title] Interesting Times One remarkable thing about this book's title is that it changed at least twice since Terry began working on it. It started out as Unclear Physics, then became Imperial Wizard for a few days, and finally ended up as Interesting Times.

Jan 01,  · "Interesting Times" deals with what happens when the Disc's least impressive wizard - and greatest survivor - meet the Agatean Empire - a rather odd hodge-podge of Imperial China and feudal Japan run through Pratchett's colander of Discworld reality."Interesting Times" follows a half-mad, half-Machiavellian plot where Rincewind, the aforementioned 'wizard', gets shipped off to the Agatean Cited by: 1.

With Interesting Times, we see the history of the twentieth century through the unforgiving eye of one of its most intensely engaged participants, the incisiveness of whose views we cannot afford to ignore in a world in which history has come to be increasingly forgotten.

From the Hardcover edition. Category: Biography & Autobiography. Free download or read online Interesting Times pdf (ePUB) (Discworld Series) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Terry Pratchett. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Mass Market Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, humor story are Rincewind, Twoflower. The book has /5. Hence, the "curse" that you live in "interesting" times. But what is most noteworthy about the expression is that it is not Chinese.

There is no such expression, "May you live in interesting times," in Chinese. It is a non-Chinese creation, most probably American, that has been around for at least 30 or 40 years. Interesting Times: (Discworld Novel 17) (Discworld Novels series) by Terry Pratchett.

‘Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre’ ObserverThe Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that isThere is a curse.

Mighty Empires, game played in this book The many meanings of Arghh. Pointless Albatross, bird that flies back and forth between Ankh-Morpork and the Agatean Empire for no compelling reasonISBN: Interesting Times: An Encounter With the 20th Century by George Mandler. This book is an autobiographical account of George Mandler--born in who grew up in a.

INTERESTING TIMES: A Twentieth-Century Life User Review - Kirkus. The noted British historian's tough-minded homemadehattie.com inHobsbawm grew up in Vienna as a child of the polyglot, multinational Jewish middle class/5(2).

Dec 05,  · The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Wizards series. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 31 MAR Discworld continues to spin merrily along in this new addition to Pratchett's successful series (begun with The Colour of Magic, ) about a magical world carried through space on the back of a giant /5(54).

Interesting Times is an honest, balanced and thought-provoking analysis of the coming process of adjustment that will take place between the United States and China as the latter leaves its poverty and powerlessness behind to become the largest economy in the world.

The Sino-American relationship will be more equal and more competitive. BOOK A TOUR. Book Online. Follow Interesting Times Bureau on. Interesting Times Bureau; 15 Smardan St. 1st Floor, 3rd District, Bucharest (@Pura Vida Hub) (+40) ; [email protected] About the Book "May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld -- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life.

Sep 21,  · There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times. ’May you live in interesting times’ is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld, especially on the distinctly unmagical Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in /5().

Book Review: Interesting Times – Terry Pratchett. Posted on February 15, by fantasyst Since I finished reading Interesting Times in October last year, I’ve put myself at a little disadvantage with writing this review.

I really don’t like leaving it so long because of immediate impressions from reading the book fade over time. Interesting Times is a classic Disckworld novel, with the return of rincewind the Wizzard, Twoflower, Cohen and The Luggage.

That said, it doesn't quite match up to the previous Rincewind books and feels unusually by the numbers for a Pratchett novel, although an. Nov 07,  · Interesting Times Audio Book Free. Rincewind ultimately discovers his method to the Throne Space, where Cohen has actually currently mounted himself as Emperor.

Nevertheless, the city stays under siege from five armies, as well as the Silver Horde are called out to fulfill their challenge. As with most of Pratchett's books, "Interesting Times" is a joy to read. Pratchett somehow seems to take every 'commonly known' reference about East Asia, mix them together in a large metaphorical bag, and spread them throughout his book, regardless of the history or accuracy homemadehattie.coms: "Interesting Times" is one of my favourite Pratchett books, and Nigel Planer does his usual terrific job converting it to audio.

The story pokes fun at all things Oriental (or Auriental in the story -- where the gold comes from, you see), or more to the point, it makes fun of Western cliches about the Orient.

Aug 01,  · This is the book that got me totally hooked on Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Always in search of a good read, primarily in history or historical fiction, I was initially skeptical when an English teacher friend loaned me her copy of "Interesting Times."5/5(1).

Oct 11,  · Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life by Eric Hobsbawm pp, Allen Lane, £ The reputation of Eric Hobsbawm as the leading Marxist historian is so.

Interesting Timesis a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, the seventeenth book in theDiscworldseries, set in the Aurient (also known as Orient).The title refers to the common myth that there exists a Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times".Two gods, Fate and the Lady, /5().

Nov 30,  · The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Sections Home Search. The New York Times. Book Review | The 10 Best Books of Log In 0. Sep 24,  · The Northern Arizona University Art Museum announces a juried exhibition to be mounted in the Spring of Open from February 4 until April 18, the exhibition, titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” will present new works emerging within the conceptual category of the Book as Art.

Oct 05,  · Books. Posted on October 5, by Nathan. Interesting Times. is a journal comic by Nathan Fehr and is updated Monday through Thursday nights. The "Personal Favorites" category highlights some of what I think is my best work, but you're free to dig in however you please.

This book is not a history of the past half century of the Middle East, not a memoir, not an autobiography. It is just what the title says: windows. Windows meant to illuminate the times. Windows opened by journalism.

It is not a chronological account of people and events but /5(5). Dec 01,  · " INTERESTING TIMES by Terry Pratchett has got to be one of the most fun I've had reading since someon gave me the first two books of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TRILOGY in It is such a welcome wild ride into intelligently written insanity that it was difficult to put it down.4/5.

‘Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre’ ObserverThe Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that isThere is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times.’May you live in interesting times’ is the worst thing one can /5(28).

Sep 21,  · Interesting Times, the seventeenth novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, finds the planet's oldest empire in the midst of bitter turmoil after the publication of the revolutionary treatise What I Did on My homemadehattie.coms, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes, are joining forces against old warlords, spreading violence throughout Discworld's ancient cities/5().

Back when I first read Interesting Times, in the spring of when I was thirteen, I remember deciding that its title was misleading: this was the least interesting of all the books I’d read so far!

In retrospect that was a little harsh, but it’s true that Interesting Times feels 4/5(61).Nov 09,  · 7 tells the story of how 3, 4, 5, and 6 had to sort out day and night when the Spooky Spoon mixed things up. Numberjacks: 0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Agents: 37, 58, Interesting Times A Novel of Discworld (Book): Pratchett, Terry: "May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citien of Discworld-- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life.

But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight.