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Life Of Pi
Life Of Pi
by Yann Martel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

10 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars much ado about almost nothing, 10 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Life Of Pi (Paperback)
I have just finished reading the book and I must say it has been a hard work. To be honest I have been tempted to quit into more occasions than desirable. Some parts are just well written, not more. I have blamed my english a few times, for I thought I was missing the point of the book, not being english my mother tongue.
Nevertheless, the story did not attached me to the book as it occurs when a book grasps you till late night.
However, the last few pages of the book, where the metaphor is, at last, unveiled, kept me thinking about the issue for a few hours.
Any way, in my opinion there's much ado about nothing (or almost).


Leviathan (Oxford World's Classics)
Leviathan (Oxford World's Classics)
by Thomas Hobbes
Edition: Paperback

6 of 104 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 12 Sept. 2003
Boring, not what I was looking for at all. Time has gone by and caused the book a terrible harm in its style. It has made some of its parts naive
Not worthy unless you have a special interest in Hobbes
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Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
by William Shakespeare
Edition: Paperback

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 12 Sept. 2003
This book represents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy shakesperare for those whose mother tongue is not english. The effort put in the edition is clearly shown form the very first page, also the introductory notes on each play.
However, I would have liked to find longer and deeper comments on the plays and footnotes really on their footpage, rather than at the very end of the book, that makes it more complicated to follow.
However, it can be recommended to anyone who likes literature in the original.
Shakespeare has and will always be a pleasure to read


New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought (Penguin Business)
New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought (Penguin Business)
by Todd Buchholz
Edition: Paperback

7 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as much as expected, 25 Nov. 2002
From the very begining of the book, a reader who has an average knowledge of history of economic thought is disappointed.
For almost 300 pages, the author runs, better than walks, by topics and "common places" concerning economist from Adam Smith onwards. There are serious omisions and some judgements that cannot be shared by almost anyone who does not agree with orthodox economic analisys.
However, it can be taken as a reasonable introduction to someone who is thinking on taking economics at the uni. Not more than that.


Butterfly Economics A New General Theory: A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior
Butterfly Economics A New General Theory: A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior
by Ormerod
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fresh air for economic theory, 11 Nov. 2002
After searching some books offering an introduction to chaos theory and its possibilities for economics, I'm happy to say I have found it.
This book is a brilliant introduction for people tired of established, well respected economic theory that fails to catch up reality in 99% of the cases.
The reader will find a nice book to enter a very good explanation on how the economy really behaves, not worrying too much about maths. But this does not mean ideas are fussy or indetermined.
Nevertheless, bibliography is too short for those who want to go further into the issue of chaos applied to economics, and it still will require some more development to become a real full size general theory.


Butterfly Economics A New General Theory: A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior
Butterfly Economics A New General Theory: A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior
by Ormerod
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fresh air for economic theory, 11 Nov. 2002
I had been thinking about how modern mathematics should be applied to solve old economic problems. This book offers the reader a quick glance on why has conventional economic theory failed to describe and predict reality.
For a long time we have been taught, as economists, about wonderful mathematical complex systems that were not worth a penny, sometimes wondering what a doctor or an arquitect would feel if they had to learn by heart middle ages ideas on medicine or arquitecture, for heart surgery or building up the petronas towers. Like mister Ormerord says, using 19th century tools to solve 21st century problems.
This book is quite an intelectual challenge for all of us who do not take established economic thought as sacred and do not think that when reality and theorical predictions differ, reality is to be blamed for it.
It points loads of interesting questions, advancing the framework for a new general theory.
However, I miss a wider bibliography to go deeper in the issue. it would have contributed more to create a general theory if its ideas had been better organized.
It is a brilliant introduction to people who are seeking for an introduction on chaos applied to economics, setting aside mathematics.


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