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Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Hadrian - Goodreads

Read for class. This is utterly terrifying and damning. These slums are the exemplification of hell. I have seen some of these slums myself, and can confirm, if only to a minor degree, some of the ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Corwin - Goodreads

Put quite simply, this is the most horrifying book I've read within the scope of my memory. It reeks of whatever foetid odors waft of out the city of Dis in Dante's hell, a future earth in which ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Mike Davis doesn't like you. You unwitting colluder with the atrocities of late-stage capitalism. That's right, child of the first world, the blood is on your hands. I read City of Quartz. I liked ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Drew - Goodreads

I'm a huge fan of Mike Davis, starting with the first book of his I read, Magical Urbanism. He's a great writer who just gets your heart beating and your energy focused. I have to say that it did take ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Ted - Goodreads

Naturally the subject of this book doesn't get very much mainstream media attention, other than the occasional tangential mention. It is sort of overwhelming when one reads chapter after chapter on the enormous (and growing) slums of the world. Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Sarah Keliher - Goodreads

I'm not going to lie: this is dry. Really, really dry. I like dry, as a general rule, or at least it doesn't bother me - but this? Man. Maybe it's because the things he covers are so wrenchingly ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

Reading this book one enters the nightmare world of the urban poor who dominate the Third World whose position has been much harmed by the neoliberal policies of the IMF/World Bank dictated by the US ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

I read this a few years back and am rereading it now. It's a bit of a downer, i must warn you. It turns out slums are not as fun as they seem. Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Tsitsi - Goodreads

The Harper's Weekly blurb "A Terrifying, Magisterial work" captures it quite well, i think. It's published by verso, which i tend to think is a very good press with an excellent social conscience. And ... Read full review

Review: Planet of Slums

User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

Informative, eye-opening, scary, apocalyptic - minus Davis' usual magic with words. Reads like he rushed to get it to print (doesn't make the content any less valid - just a little less enjoyable to read). Read full review


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