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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance Comes as Standard, 18 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life (Hardcover)
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 that he is often discovering the answers to his questions as he writes, and that makes for truly thrilling reading. At least, it does for me. Read him and see if you agree.
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Initial post: 25 Jun 2012 14:50:07 BDT
Dear C Grey,
I could not agree more. A brilliant writer who is always thought provoking,
I am a recently retired teacher of Psychology and i would often give my students quotes from Adam Philips that they would eagerly use in their exams...
I press his books onto many of my friends.
Great stuff
Ray Booth.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 18:45:47 BDT
A sad book with little grounding in the real world, in physical things, rather like R D Lang's Knots, but with six line tangled strings and many prepositions, few metaphors so nothing works as it should - see McGilchrist. An audio world half there. Mike Howarth

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2015 22:20:23 GMT
Why 'sad'? Why is the dearth of metaphors etc. disabling?

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