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Impenetrable - unfortunately,
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This review is from: Hunger (The Art of Living) (Paperback)
I bought this book because I read an article about the author who is such an interesting man, and I thought the subject was fascinating. He describes the book as 'a meditation' in the foreword, but unfortunately you need a more than basic grounding in the study of philosophy to be able to understand it because of the liberal use of references meaningless to the average reader.
The writing is beautiful and considered, and I so wanted to continue reading but had to admit defeat after two chapters. It was the same struggle as many of us had with Stephen Hawkings.
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2010 11:29:58 GMT
Professor R. C. Tallis says:
Dear Fiona, I am sorry that you found Hunger hard going! I guess philosophy tends at times to be a bit opaque. I see you live in London. Why don't we have a drink - e.g. in my club Athenaeum which has no piped music so conversation is possible - and I will have another go at explaining Hunger and hopefull persuade you to have another go at reading it. Thank you anyway for buying it! Best wishes Raymond TallisHunger (Art of Living)
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