I'll read that book, it looks interesting and funny.
Which one, those are very different. Island on the land, Carey Mc Williams, a classic in its time. The Mike Davis book, a doorstop, City of Quartz. I've been threatening to send it to Candide but he begs off, and the damn thing weighs a lot. I only made it a fourth the way through.
On the other hand, I'm the one who railed at my teacher that I found 30 mistakes (perhaps exaggerating, it was a while ago) in the Rayner Banhem book in the early pages. He waved me off, being as he was from Illinois.