Category: Book Notes

These are notes written for the Aptos Men’s Book Club and others about books I have read.

The Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai

This seriously good novel of gay life during the AIDS crisis in Chicago tells a story that has a simple message.

Brother and Sister
by Diane Keaton

The book is not what the critics say it is.

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
by Jason Stanley

Jason Stanley uses the tools of academic philosophy to bring the horror of fascism into focus.

Red Notice:
A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice
by Bill Browder

The mysterious “Magnitsky Act” explained in 380 pages of real life intrigue.

Supreme Inequality:
The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America

by Adam Cohen

This is the most important book written about the modern Supreme Court.