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The Meaning of Moaning

Advantages: Laugh out loud funny. I love this man even more when Ricky and Stephen aren't with him.
Disadvantages: No, I can't knock off any stars.

...I cannot help myself; I adore Karl Pilkington. Ever since I picked up his first travel book in which he was sent on a mission to visit the (slightly modified for televisual impact) Seven Wonders of the World by his so-called friends Ricky Gervais and ...

koshkha 24.06.2014 · Read full review
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The Moaning of Life... and more!!

Advantages: Cheap for the amount of information you get. Easy to read. Very funny. Learn a bit more about Karl
Disadvantages: Read it too quickly!

The Moaning of Life by Karl Pilkington is a fantastic, easy and hilarious read! I bought the book because I loved the TV series and wanted to read aout it as well. BUT, this book was so much more! Not only did it include what was shown in the series on ...

tla10 04.09.2014 · Read full review
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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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