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Boredom by Peter Toohey
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May 02, 2011

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Read in April, 2011

it would be easy to say that this was boring but it was interesting if not thrilling
he distinguishes between situational boredom as in being in an office meeting or a wet winter sunday afternoon sort of boredom and existential boredom which is more like longterm depression
the writer being a professor of classics there are rather a lot of classical references .
once you get the drift it becomes a litle repetitive but on the whole it is a not too pop philosophy and thought provoking read .
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Rebecca I like it already for the title alone..


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