Richard Newton

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I read and write both professionally and for pleasure, and for the last few years I have written a review on Goodreads of every book I have read.

I have eclectic tastes in books, and am willing to give almost anything a try. I love good literature, I read a lot of philosophy, and for professional reasons business, management and motivational books, (although slightly hypocritically I'm not that big a fan of the genre). I read history, travel and mountaineering books - and books about central Asia which is a bit of a personal obsession. I'll regularly read things beyond these categories, my general principle is I'll give most books a go if they are good and well written.

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Learning to be choosy!

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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This is a very nice overview of Plato's thinking and writing. It is relatively easy to read and provides very good summary style overview of key texts. The book is very well laid out.

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Russell's self proclaimed "shilling shocker" is a great little introduction into some elements of philosophy. Russell was not only a brilliant mathematician/philosopher, he was also a very good writer. He writes this book with an appealing charm and ...more
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I very much enjoyed this massive, erudite book, which has been an on and off part of my life for several weeks now. A huge undertaking of research, thinking and writing. I am somewhat in awe of the author!

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“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place... Nothing outside you can give you any place... In yourself right now is all the place you've got.”
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Steven Godin Thanks Richard, look forward to more of your reviews.


message 2: by Luís

Luís C. Hi Richard. Thanks for the invite. See you around.


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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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