on 20 February 2007
"Art and Fear" is probably the most-read philosophical piece in my book collection. (Admittedly that may have to do with its brevity). Virilio is at the top of his form, pondering what he believes to be the future of art, science and the human form - not just in representation but in biological actuality.
It has made me think long and hard. It has given me sleepless nights. But above all, it has entertained. While not the most lucid writing style, particularly for those readers not well versed in his areas of discourse, it is none-the less written in an expressive, almost poetic style.
Its not very long (so you can read it in a day and then brag you've done an entire philosophy book). Its not at all boring. I can't think of a better reason for anyone to pick up this book and read it - other than the sheer enormity and presence of his arguments.