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68 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance Comes as Standard
Nobody thinks quite like Adam Phillips, and therefore nobody writes like him, either. He is, among today's essayists, unique. A profoundly insightful analyst, yes, of course, but one who travels in zigzag or roundabout fashion towards his conclusions, which makes him continuously surprising and illuminating (and vastly enjoyable to read). Mr Phillips gives the impression...
Published on 18 Jun 2012 by C. Grey

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2.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like it
I really wanted to like this book as, having heard about it Radio 4's 'Start the Week' programme, I was fascinated by the premise. I still am, but I've come away with the feeling that none of the book's chapters really came close to justifying the argument.

I found that they got infuriating close, but then the chapter ended abruptly and the next chapter seemed...
Published on 5 Oct 2012 by Mr. Robert Shaw


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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the cover, 27 Aug 2013
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the cover was very soft and easily damaged.adam philips is an expert on travelling your thought and diving you into the human soul.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing condition of item, 28 Mar 2014
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The book was offered for sale as new, but did not mention the dirt-smudged page ends, nor the stained dust-jacket wear and tear.
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