I segued right from 1491 to The Shock Doctrine.
I actually wasn't going to read this book. I read several extended excerpts in Harper's (I blogged about it here and here) and some other places. As much as I love Naomi Klein, I thought I already knew the book's basic premise and arguments, so I could skip it.
Allan bought it when it came out in paperback, and it's been sitting on the shelf.
Then the other day I was about to leave for some errands, when I realized I needed something to read to while waiting for my roots to turn blond. I was running late and I grabbed the first book I saw that I hadn't already read. There's an image for ya: I read things like The Shock Doctrine at the hair salon. Why the hell not.
Well, I started it and I can't put it down. Except I have to continually put it down because parts are so deeply disturbing, that I must mentally walk away and catch my breath. But I keep coming back.
You've probably already read it, but if you haven't, don't be as foolish as I almost was.