Things I took from Name of the Rose this time.
The discussions about the "simple" or "poor" looking for any way out, and throwing their weight behind an idea that might lift them, especially if this comes from a preacher with passion and fire (Fra Dolcino and the Fraticelli) and how they basically end up getting fucked.
Not sure why that stood out ;p
Also, related, the mob mentality, in that you can't judge a person by simple human desires, as the desires and behaviour of a group are completely different. Which got me thinking about how you can be part of a mob or gruop without leaving your living room these days.
Onto the Hanging Tree for some light relief.
Also picked up Empire State and Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher from the second hand bookshop, based on my love of Made to Kill. Trying to stack up the reading for the holidays.