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A book for a niche readership,
This review is from: Exodus (Paperback)
What to make of the two shambling philosophers we come across in Lars Iyer's latest book Exodus,the third book in Iyer's trilogy following Spurious (2011) and Dogma (2012). Lars, our narrator and his fellow academic W, are off on a lecture tour to investigate the destruction of philosophy (and their jobs) in the universities of Great Britain. As Lars records W's ramblings, much is made of Lars half-Danish descent and much reference is made to philosophical scorn about the world at large. The extent of this large reference condemns the book to a niche readership. Now, not all books are for all readers, but this book has a very specific appeal and it ain't gonna be to everyone's taste! I found myself equally veering between smug giggles at intelligent insights and exasperated sighs at the indulgent wanderings of the text.
There is no doubt that Iyer has his fans will revel in the continuation of themes present through the now three novels but for readers new to the philosophy bro's it is sometimes an uphill struggle to decide whether it really is worth the effort of continuing. You'll have to try him yourself to see which camp you fall into.