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Sufi by deja hu
Sufi by deja hu
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If I were going by content alone, this book would have 5 stars. The story is written in lyrical story-teller fashion and with an engaging manner. In addition, Mr Williams raises serious issues;in a society where many have nothing and some so much that it is shameful, are 'Robin Hood' type exploits allowable, or even justified? And again; are most people concerned more with impressing others, with being liked and hiding their own vulnerability, than with truth and justice?

And there are other deeper matters discussed as well.

So why only 3 stars? Because the author has not bothered at all with grammar, spelling or even proof-reading the text. Mine was the Kindle… Read more
Kalila and Dimna, Vol. 2: Fables of Conflict and I&hellip by Ramsay Wood
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
How refreshing to find an age-old text which is this readable, with comments like, "If I never see you again, it will be too soon. S** off!" scattered through the book. Ramsay Wood's text is clear, concise and refreshing -- much more relaxed than in his first volume which was published in 1980.

When I first came across 'Kalila and Dimna', a collection of fables centred around 'Friendship and Betrayal' in the 1980's, I wondered then what made a 2000-year-old collection of animal fables sufficiently interesting for Doris Lessing (no less) to write such a glowing introduction to what is ostensibly a 'handbook for rulers' --- it was originally known as 'A Mirror for Princes'… Read more