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Not As Pleasurable As Hoped

Advantages: Frequently fascinating
Disadvantages: Not quite what I'd expected from the title

...Having recently read Charles Fernyhough's "Pieces of Light: the New Science of Memory", I expected something similar, judging only from the title of Theodore Dalrymple's ''The Pleasure of Thinking: a Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas''. Instead ...

Soho_Black 06.10.2013 · Read full review
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Academic Prejudice

Advantages: Thought provoking and interesting to read
Disadvantages: Some rather nasty prejudices are dressed up in academic jargon here, weird English in translation

...Paul Scheffer, a Dutch academic, sets out to address the "problems" caused by immigration from developing countries to Western Europe and the US. Immigrant Nations was first published in the Netherlands in 2007 but has been translated into English this ye ...

elkiedee 20.10.2011 · Read full review
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Well I'll be Damned

Advantages: Fascinating true life stories
Disadvantages: Pace can get a little heavy in places

Life in the New India The Beautiful and the Damned is a collection of five essays by Siddhartha Deb which lift the lid on aspects of Indian life that are outside the experience and exposure of most outsiders who visit the country. In some respects, De ...

koshkha 28.08.2011 · Read full review
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