Campfire Book Club

Sharing passion for favourite and iconic books, new thinking and blogs, authors, literary ideas, book reviews, literature fairs...
by Pete Lawrence
Created on 19 Mar 2017

A space for articles about important books, favourite books, new books and blogs, magazines,authors, literary ideas, book reviews, literature fairs...



Sun, 03/19/2017
Key Interests
8 Sep 2018 at 12:50 by Pete Lawrence

Punching the air isn't something I do very often, even less so when I'm immersed in a good book, but I found myself doing this on more than one occasion reading 'How Soon Is Now', so poignant and relevant are its theories, examples, conclusions and calls to action, chiming with a lot of my own recent thinking and Campfire's emergent values and principles too.

20 Jan. 2018 by Pete Lawrence
Johann Hari's new book : finding an antidepressant didn’t mean finding a way to change your brain chemistry. It meant finding a way to solve the problem that was causing the depression in the first place. "We can do the same. Some of these solutions are things we can do as individuals, in our private lives. Some require bigger social shifts, which we can only achieve together, as citizens. But all of them require us to change our understanding of what depression and anxiety really are."
13 Sep. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
If you read one book on economic theory this year, this is probably the one. Kate Raworth's eco-model shunts aside the traditional neoliberal consensus. "Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend.
27 Aug. 2017 by Ruth Wallsgrove
Starting to understand the history of the 20th Century
18 Aug. 2017 by Ruth Wallsgrove
Jasper Fforde has something to say about megacapitalism and fascists – as well as dodos, croquet and Mrs Tiggywinkle
12 Aug. 2017 by Ruth Wallsgrove
How the USA has got the world all wrong for some time now
28 Jul. 2017 by Ruth Wallsgrove
Review of two books on the vital interaction between biology and geology – really, is there anything more fascinating in the universe?