What books will Monitor readers be enjoying this summer?
We asked our readers what they are reading this month and – on a scale of 1 to 10 – here are the books they're enjoying the most.
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Chic Barna calls In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larsonan "excellent narrative history of the first year of Hitler's Nazi Germany written from the prospective of the American Ambassador and his family's point of view" and rates it as an 8.
Geoff Wisner rates The Master by Colm Toibin as an 8.
Rachel Unell calls No Dice by Mar Preston (8) a "very well researched and interesting mystery!"
Dennis Hargens heartily recommends Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, rating it as a 10 and callling it Foster's "tour de force." He also recommends that readers "read this as an ebook if you have an ereader" because it reaches over 1,100 pages.
Chip O'Connor and Omar Dehrab both recommend The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Both rate it as a 10 and O'Connor calls Campbell "an enthralling storyteller, who possessed an amazing insight into the collective subconscious, and human experience."
Jorg Lueke enjoyed Bad Samaritans: the Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang and gave a rank of 8.
Keith Vaglienti recommends Pirates of Venus by Edgar R. Burroughs.
Jennifer Susan rates Fundamentalism and American Culture by George Marsden as a 9.