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Does writing a book about the afterlife make Mary a ghost writer?

Advantages: Lots of fun, easily understandable and readable
Disadvantages: Not as captivating as some of her other titles

****The name of this book is 'Six Feet Over-Adventures in the Afterlife' . Ciao botched the suggestion! Having recently read and thoroughly enjoyed two of Mary Roach's books (Bonk and Stiff) I made a point of getting hold of copies of her other books, ( ...

Nymphypig 26.01.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Canongate Books - Mary Roach

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More is Less

Advantages: Impressive sixteenth Century literature
Disadvantages: The Latin to English translation is questionable in places

Paperback format: Duration: 100 pages Publisher: Simon & Brown (2010) (The definition of ou, is not, and topos, being place... overall adds to a literal meaning of "nowhere" or "not-place") - - - I've refrained from using Latin wordage which crops ...

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Review of Utopia - Thomas More

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Ideal Topos?

Advantages: Influential, interesting from a range of perspectives
Disadvantages: Not an easy read, what is it?

I think most people are familiar with the term utopia, and its use to describe "any real or imaginary state or place believed to be ideal, perfect, excellent" (Chambers dictionary). Probably far fewer are familiar with Sir Thomas More's tract of 1516, whi ...

a-true-ben 16.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Utopia - Thomas More

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A More Perfect Plan...

Advantages: Fascinating glimpse of an alternative world view
Disadvantages: Somewhat stuck in time

Thomas More, executed by Henry VIII (one of his best friends) for treason, led an illustrious career of politics and letters. Under his friend the King, he served in many capacities – Speaker of the House of Commons, Master of Requests, Privy Councillor, ...

frkurt 06.07.2004 · Read full review
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A Utopia for all Seasons???

Advantages: Written by a great man
Disadvantages: No discussion of ideas in the text

For those that want to know about the dispute about the meaning of the word "Utopia" please go to the end and start there otherwise continue .... Plato's "Republic" is a seminal work and being philosophy can be read in any time in history it seems as i ...

coleecip 17.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Utopia - Thomas More

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