July 6, 2014, Sunday evening -- Reading Tony Judt and Timothy Snyder

In the Shoreditch neighborhood (in London, where I'm on vacation)
He's reading Thinking the Twentieth Century, by Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder. He has studied history and so this book is of interest. 

His favorite books are anything by the Austrian-French author Manès Sperber (He's German himself -- this surprised me.  His English accent was better than mine.)  Manès Sperber wrote novels, and philosophical essays.