Luz Rocha Rocha de Magazzini PI, Italy
John Gray is a brilliant Brit who dissects globalization and the free market to the detriment of new-conservatives. He sets the historical context of Enlightenment-based economic concepts (Marxism, classical economics)and explains how the free market with its rapid capital flows is disconnecting social,local contexts from economic relations. It was published in 1998 so it is clear that his predictions are right on. The future of the global economy looks fairly bleak (big surprise). BTW, this John Gray is not the eejit who wrote "Men Are from Mars, etc..."
This is a great book about growing up, and at the same time it depicts England in the 70s. The main character is really interesting, and you get to know him very well.