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Time and the Soul by Jacob Needleman
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Aug 15, 2009

it was ok
Read in August, 2009

Meh. After Needleman's amazing Money and the Meaning of Life I had high expectations for this book but none of those were fulfilled, I'm sorry to say. Maybe if I had no expectations I would have been blown away - but I somehow doubt it. This has a few juicy tidbits - but for the most part, Needleman manages to say a whole lot of nothing about something that is a whole lot of something. He tells us about this novel he wants to write and how it will explain everything we need to know about finding meaning and curing "time sickness" but really, I think I'd have rather just read the novel in the end. Or a book that actually has something to say about time. This book wants to be a spirituality lesson instead. But not a terribly comprehensible one to me, I have to confess. It doesn't manage to say much about either time or the soul. But read his other book! He has a LOT to say about Money and the Meaning of Life.

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