I have another review up at Shiny New Books today, and it’s of a book which you might not have been aware of, or considered reading. The titled is “A Spectre, Haunting: On The Communist Manifesto”  by China Mieville, and it makes absolutely fascinating reading.

Mieville is, of course, best known for his fictions; however, he wears his left wing heart on his sleeve, and produced a wonderful narrative history of the 1917 Russian Revolution on its 100th anniversary. Here, he takes a seminal political tract, “The Communist Manifesto”, and examines its meanings and relevance, both past and present. It’s a wonderful book, brimming with ideas and anger about the inequalities in our society. I highly recommend it, and you can read my full review here.