Trevor Moore

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God's Dog (Dedalus Europe 2014) by Diego Marani
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2.0 out of 5 stars God's Dog has no bite, 17 Jan 2014
After reading a review of this book I thought the premise intriguing. How disappointed I was. This is a book full of unexploited potential, it could have been a great deal more menacing and thought-provoking. Cardboard characters meant that about half way through I was thinking of abandoning it.

I know it was written as a thriller, but a book that delved more into the social and philosophical issues of such an oppressive regime could have resulted in a classic. By the end of this one, as written, I really didn't care who got blown to bits.
The Book of Dead Philosophers by Simon Critchley
The Book of Dead Philosophers by Simon Critchley
5.0 out of 5 stars Philosophers never die, 31 Dec 2012
This book is much more than a compilation of (often amusing) stories about how philosophers kicked the bucket. Critchley is full of insights and clearly knows his subject in depth. For me this book proved a useful introduction to some of the names in philosophy that I had heard of but about whom I know little.

A hidden treasure of the book is the final chapter of the author's own 'Last Words' - a chapter called Creatureliness. If only sanctimonious religious leaders and others with delusions of grandeur would take these words to heart:

'It is my wager that if we can begin to accept our limitedness, then we might be able to give up certain of the fantasies of… Read more
What Do I Know? by Paul Kent
What Do I Know? by Paul Kent
5.0 out of 5 stars Michel the Magnificent, 23 Aug 2012
As a new Montaigne enthusiast I found this book a welcome companion - because Paul Kent is obviously in love with the guy (in a Platonic way, obviously). His joy in his subject seeps from the pages. Behind the jocularity lies a huge amount of research - it takes in depth knowledge to be able to encapsulate Montaigne's work so succinctly and weave it into the author's own insights into modern day living.

Paul Kent also knows how to make us laugh. It's an inventive mind, to say the least, that describes an agonised footballer as looking like chilli coated fire ants are marching up the most intimate part of his anatomy.

Montaigne so obviously relished this one life we… Read more

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