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An instant essential Batman classic!
on 18 January 2011
It's hard to contain the emotion I have this book, I love philosophy and The Batman, putting the two together in a book, another passion of mine, reading, what a fantastic proposition!
The basic premise is to take the philosophical ideas from Plato to modern day and apply it the the whole Batman genre and it works a dream. Why does Batman not go ahead and kill the Joker, even though in his infancy the Batman had no qualms about going that extra step in smiting Gotham's criminal underbelly. Could Batman and Joker be one and the same? Who is in control, Batman or Bruce?
This is a book I have read many times now, it doesn't get boring, I keep my concentration and it makes me question the values we hold dear in life every time I read this wonderful piece of writing.
Both the philosophy and the Batman genre are well researched and the cherry on top, which you must promise to actually read, is why Batman is better than Superman. Now I know 'better' is a subjective term, just read the book, all will be explained and since mainly Batman fans, not Superman fans will read this anyway, I am preaching to the choir.
A must have addition to any Bat fans shelves, no prior knowledge of philosophy required and written in great style, not boring academic philosophy style.