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I'd love to say it widened my horizons and deepened my ...
on 7 January 2016
I read this book because so many other people have praised it, and because so many other writers refer to it. I wasn't as impressed as I expected to be, because I had higher expectations. Yes, it was a controversial work once, and it's influence is so profound, you could hardly ignore it. I'd love to say it widened my horizons and deepened my understanding, but as it was, I got through it and said to myself "Well, at least I can say I have read it now."
PS - His History of Florence on the other hand was a real eye-opener!