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Spinoza Problem by Irvin D. Yalom
Spinoza Problem by Irvin D. Yalom
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally brilliant, 2 April 2013
Personally, I couldn't put it down. Intelligently written and so much easier to read than Spinoza in the original. The juxtaposition of imagining Spinoza in Amsterdam in the mid-17th century, with Rosenberg in Germany in the 1920s and 30s was cleverly done, especially with the "mirroring" of their sharing their psychic life with another. A masterful marriage of the philosophical with the personal and the political. Interesting too that Israel is still conflicted over their views of Spinoza.

I would recommend it to anyone seriously interested in either Spinoza or fascism.
Call the midwife: A True Story Of the East End in &hellip by Jennifer Worth
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Condescending, 6 Mar 2012
I found some of it interesting, but her tone was so condescending to ordinary people. I knew several people who went from the East End to fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War and her comments that "these people" knew nothing about the world outside of the East End, and didn't know or care which side they were fighting on is demeaning and insulting. Her ignorance about Cable Street and its history also shows through. She evidently didn't like or respect many of the people she came in contact with.
The Hidden Child (Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck&hellip by Camilla Läckberg
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 25 Oct 2011
This has to be one of the most badly written books I have ever read. The plot is foreseeable, the characterisations non-existent, the relationships not believable, the research minimal. Very disappointing, especially in comparison to other writing coming out of Scandinavia.

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