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The Republic (Penguin Classics) by Plato
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book for Today, 17 April 2013
I first read this important work in my teens, and I find it even more relevant to today. Although we tend to think of Ancient Philosophers as dull and unconnected with our National life, I recommend this book to the young of today and to older people who might not have had time to tackle it. The book is not like ploughing a wet field, it is much lighter and full of wisdom that is kindly put. In this accessible translation one is led into the realm of thoughtfulness and (dare one say) a spiritual world. Yes, please read it and then keep it by one for a wait in a doctor's surgery.
Chicago May by Harry Duffin
Chicago May by Harry Duffin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A VISUAL TREAT, 5 Oct 2010
This is more than "just a good read", which it certainly is, but Mr.Duffin has the capacity of bringing his characters and scenes into such a visual way that one feels one is watching a black and white movie. The characters demand to be cast. It is certainly more than a book to be tucked into one's pocket to pass the time of travelling.