Cosas Que Leo #198: SPITE… AND THE UPSIDE OF YOUR DARK SIDE, Simon McCarthy-Jones

“Spite can function like the colorful markings on an insect. It warns of poison. It signals ‘here be monsters’. As a result, the person you spite improves their co-operation with you, and you alone, rather than with everyone. Similarly, other people might see you performing costly punishment, or be told about it, realise the danger you pose, and also increase their co-operation with you specifically. Spite is a signal that you are not to be messed with, which can benefit you.”

Spite… and the upside of your dark side


Oneworld, 2020

196 págs.

Cosas Que Leo #161: BLOOD MERIDIAN, Cormac McCarthy

“Five wagons smouldered on the desert floor and the riders dismounted and moved along the bodies of the dead argonauts in silence, those right pilgrims nameless amongst the stones with their terrible wounds, the viscera spilled from their sides and the naked torsos bristling with arrowshafts. Some by their beards were men but wore strange menstrual wounds between their legs and no man’s parts for these had been cut away and hung dark and strange from their grinning mouths. In their wigs of dried blood they lay gazing up with ape’s eyes at brother sun now rising in the east.”

Blood meridian


Picador, 2010 (publicado originalmente en 1985)

355 págs.