This Week In Books

Testament(above) Testament Words by Billie Jenkins

Testament by Chris Hondros
Kosovo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq, Haiti, Liberia, Libya. Testament collects together the war photography of journalist Chris Hondros. Hondros was lost in 2011 whilst on an assignment aged 41. It makes brutal viewing, but something about this genre of photography feels necessary. The shocking contexts humans live and die within shouldn’t be easy to comprehend, and Testament reminds you of that in the most eloquent way.

What else were reading this week

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Did you know that IBM salesmen would sing ’we’re selling IBM’ to the tune of Singin in the Rain every morning in the old days? After Wolf of Wall St reminded us about the ugly side of the cult of personality in our communities, the appeal of introverts is bigger than ever. This book breaks down how the prevalent social norm of extroverts as the best personality, from capitalism to university ’all rounders’, and explains why both types of individual contribute of mans successes.

One you might have missed

Visual Editions: Where You Are
Cartographers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your way. Sixteen beautifully produced maps in all their abstract loveliness. Here are some of our favourites:

Visual Editions: Where you are

Visual Editions: Where you are

Visual Editions: Where you are

Visual Editions: Where you are

And one we won’t be reading

The Lucky Santangelo by Jackie Collins
Jackie Collin’s Mafia themed cookbook. The fact her mob godfather made the best pasta sauce doesn’t excuse this bizarre mash up of bad taste and stereotypes.

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