Maybe I was in the mood for some hardboiled reading, but on return from DofS picking up Reidski's recommended reading somehow felt right.
What a great read! I really got sucked into the world and the physical and mental characteristics of the key figures were wonderfully conveyed. And Reidski's right about the musical references: really brought the historical moment to life.
I'll try and get hold of some of the others. In the meantime I really should purchase the latest Kelley Armstrong in readiness for the Intellectual History Reading Group on Susan Sontag next month (that's me pseudo-intellectual by day; frothy vampire/witch reader by night).
Except when I'm indulging in hardboiled social fiction...