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New Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
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New Review: G. by John Berger
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Say, are you guys planning on ever adding a "Philosophy" category? Because that would be rad.
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readingproject 3 years ago

I never formally studied philosophy although I have read some, particularly existentialism while doing my honours thesis. I lost all my philosophy books years ago in a strange theft. Always happy to include reviews by others, although I think that kind of review would also fit your own site. If any of us (or someone else) feel a desire to read philsophy again, I'll add it. Thanks

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nbodyproblem 3 years ago

(Somehow I am very interested in whoever your burglar was.) I didn't formally study philosophy either, I'm just very interested in the field and would've liked to read about some titles from your perspective. If I ever feel an urge to opinionate about the body without organs again, I'll gladly submit some of that in text form to you, though.

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readingproject 3 years ago

That would be great. The ‘burglary’ was really my fault. I put out a cache (see About page re geocaching) based on “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf, which I consider philosophical. I included my philosophy books for others to swap in the cache, thinking I might get something new. Instead, a non-cacher found the cache and just stole it.

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readingproject 3 years ago

This is a link to that cache listing, if you’re interested (ignore the how to join panel and scroll below it): https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC25BBX_a-room-of-ones-own?guid=08178ab8-06db-400d-83f6-1de506f9f3a0

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readingproject 3 years ago

Of course, you're probably very familiar John Berger's Ways of Seeing which I reviewed on our site. My review of that is very basic. You could have probably done a better job. I'm currently finishing his novel, G.

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nbodyproblem 3 years ago

Oh my. What a sweet cache idea. I'm sure the thief was a struggling young Ph.D. candidate whose uni library burned down and he ran out of text to quote.

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nbodyproblem 3 years ago

Then, desperate and asking himself whether life made any sense or driving to the next town to use their library was worth it, he stumbled over your cache and felt that his prayers - though he would never admit that he did actually pray, for he was an academic - had been answered.

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nbodyproblem 3 years ago

I think your reading of John Berger was perfectly fine, for it was intended as a basic text. That's why it was influential - a mainstream audience was able to grasp what he wanted to say, which is very rare and therefore all the more delightful.

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nbodyproblem 3 years ago

I only remember fragments of the text, and that was still enough to write my rant about the negligence of art historians to accept they're praising porn.

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Nice site. You guys are serious about your reading!
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readingproject 3 years ago

Thanks. But is there anything else to be serious about?

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New Review: The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susannah Clarke
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