Introducing the Petrolicious Book Club
As you may have gathered from our large number of book reviews, we love reading interesting things—not just car books. Over the last few months, we’ve been trying to figure out how best to approach books, with the intention of creating more dialogue in the comments section.
Starting in May, on the first Monday of every month we’ll publish a post much like this one that introduces the books we’ll be reviewing for the coming month and a few other selections that we’re reading. Not every book will be brand-new, either—we’d like to help surface a few older texts that would make a fine addition to any library.
For the next few months, we’ll be taking suggestions, so please drop us a line on books you’d like us to review. Over time, we hope to create healthy discussions on a number of different books and topics.
- April 13: The Racing Car – Ferrari 250 GTO by Doug Nye; $13.99, Apple iBooks
- April 20: Stance & Speed series (“First Five” set) by various authors; $79.99, stanceandspeed.com
- April 27: Ayrton Senna: Immagini Di Una Vita / A Life In Pictures by Mario Donnini; $75 and under, amazon.com
Reading but not reviewing
Feel free to ask us anything about these titles!
- Lufthansa + Graphic Design edited by Jens Müller and Karen Weiland; 2012, lars-mueller-publishers.com
- In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichir Tanizaki; 1933 (first English translation in 1977); ~$9.00, amazon.com
- I Could Tell You But Then You Would Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World by Trevor Paglen; 2010; ~$15, amazon.com
- Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Cory Doctorow; 2014; ~$8 (eBook), ~$20 (print), amazon.com