First as Tragedy, Then as Farce-Slavoj Žižek
Non-fiction, political theory
I can't even. I'm going ahead and resorting to some gifs.
I'd been reading this book for more than two months and I'd be reading and going
and even worse it kept going on and on but I kept reading. I soldiered on.
You want an example? Okay, so he's fascinatingly demonstrating how accepting aid from the IMF literally makes people sicker (b/c it promotes budget cuts in public health) and then he meanders out into phenomenology...
Despite all my efforts by the end I ended up not really understanding Žižek's point, thesis, or position in life. So what was he aiming at?
I guess it also bothered me that there was also no real conclusion, not even an attempt at one. The last chapter is something like 2/3 of the book and so Žižek effectively spends all those 157 pages critiquing the systems currently in place,but he lacks any advice on what should be done instead except for the absurdly abstracted Communist Hypothesis.