Richard Newton

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Richard Newton is the best selling author of a range of non-fiction books who has recently made the scary jump into fiction writing.

His published works are mostly niche non-fiction books. His first book for everyone, Dream It, Do It, Live It was published 2013. More recently, he published the novella A Touch of Absolution. He's been writing fiction for decades, but this is the first time it has been available to the public.

His books have been translated into 17 languages and won awards, including the Management Book of the Year 2013.

He reads all the time, and for the last few years he has written a review of every book he has read. The reviews reflect his eclectic tastes in reading - good literature, a lot of philosophy, for profession
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Richard Newton I have always had a yearning to be an explorer in the 18th or 19th century, when the world still seemed impossibly vast and there were many wonderful …moreI have always had a yearning to be an explorer in the 18th or 19th century, when the world still seemed impossibly vast and there were many wonderful unknown places to explore and get lost in. It was a time when moving just a few miles you could adopt a different personality and no one would know. I guess if I had the choice it would be something like popping up in one of the worlds in a Jules Verne novel, the short I read as a child, and setting out as an explorer. (less)
Richard Newton To be honest I have no constant precepts and maxims that guide me. I have some for a period of time and then I find new ones which overtake the old on…moreTo be honest I have no constant precepts and maxims that guide me. I have some for a period of time and then I find new ones which overtake the old ones. Examples:

You are what you think all day long

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A good friend of my recently bought me a year’s subscription to the Literary Review. For anyone who does not know this magazine, it’s published monthly in English and contains a series of fairly detailed reviews of recently published books. There is a bit more to the magazine than that, but 90%+ is book reviews.

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Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
“Happiness, then, extends as far as contemplation, and the more contemplation there is in one's life, the happier one is, not incidentally, but in virtue of the contemplation, since this is honourable in itself. Happiness, therefore, will be some form of contemplation.”
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Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
“So more friends than suffice for one's own life are superfluous, and a hindrance to noble loving; there is therefore no need of them. In the case of friends for pleasure, too, a few are enough, as a little seasoning in food is enough. (page 177)”
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"Never before was I so deeply annoyed by shallowness and immaturity of a book character. I wish I could drag stupid 18 years old Mary-Catherine out of the pages and punched her in a face.
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Steven Godin Thanks Richard, look forward to more of your reviews.


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Jacob Overmark Hi Richard, I´m happy to welcome you on board.
There are some great works I would never venture into reviewing but I do appreciate the people who do.
Looking forward to see what you will be reading.
Brgds Jacob


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