The Illustrated Book of Genesis
by various authors and illustrations by Robert Crumb was terrific. The graphic format really brings out the contradictions, polytheism, immorality, the clash and unsuccessful meshing of matriarchy into patriarchy and the overall WTF value of Genesis. Cruelty
by Kathleen Taylor was a good and informative read. No clinical descriptions or anything of that nature, but an education in neuroscience; how our brains work in the matters of actions, emotions, beliefs etc., and how these can lead to cruelty, both callous and sadistic.
I'm about a quarter into Dread
by Philip Alcabes, a book about how fear and fantasy fuel epidemics and our actions regarding them. Interesting so far, but the writing lacks cohesion to an extent.
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