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Probably slightly off-topic, buthaving read two books over the last few days,

I feel they sould be recommended:

1) 'Is it just me, or is everything shit?' - Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur.

Not really about HPC, more a glossary of terms for people with

Grumpy Old Man Syndrome (yup, that's me:))

On the property ladder, they have this to say:

'A marvellous system that separates society into two camps:

the smug and the damned'

Lots of the rants here on HPC can be found in this book - very funny...

2) 'Boom bust 2010' - Fred Harrison

A real eye opener - explains why we have property booms (nothing to do with property,

but due to land value inflation), even propses an economic solution - one which our

governments know about and have tried and failed to implement twice this cehntury.

Scarily accurate sequence of events unfolding according to his predictions, though

2010 seems distant and a long time to wait, his analyisis of previous cycles is very convincing,

and the 18 year business cycle seems impervious to external perturbations (like ecnomic


Never has the syying 'don't judge a book by its cover' been true (why do they need to

make the dust jackets no these things so naff?) - really worth a read.


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I haven't read either (links added to point to Amazon)

1) Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?. I'm impressed it is at Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 2... I guess there are a lot of peeved people out there :)

2) Boom Bust: House Prices, Banking and the Depression of 2010 . Very little reader review-wise on amazon, but looks a very interesting read.

Strangely both books are discounted :D .. and now added to my wish list :D

All I got for christmas (bookwise) The Broker (John Grisham) and Does Anything Eat Wasps (New Scientist) :(

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'Does anything eat wasps' is supposed to bequite good.

It is... the :( is due having already borrowed and read it before given it for Christmas.

January sales are a great time for picking up cheap books!

It is a good time, and trying to keep on topic(-ish) does anyone else have any reviews of housing / economy books? I never studied economics at school, and now days it is a subject which appeals to me.

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