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Jack Barrow

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I live in Hertfordshire, England, where I write about popular philosophy in modern life. I have a particular interest in the way people are creating their own philosophies from the bottom up.

I try to bring an intellectual rigour to this field instead of merely accepting any old idea. Take, for example, the incredibly fluffy statement I once heard someone say with all seriousness, ‘everything has an opposite.’ No it doesn’t. What’s the opposite of a football? So not everything philosophical sounding is valid and we might all benefit from a bit more thought.

However, despite all this, I feel that modern life is lacking in meaning. Stealing some of the dressing from religion, while understanding how these perspectives work, might just give us
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Four ambulances and an apocalypse

Some years ago I was stopped on an apparently open road by a policeman standing in front of an unattended ambulance. My curiosity, and perhaps my slight irritation about why I couldn’t continue with my journey, was soon answered. A trolley appeared from around a bend in the road where four or five various paramedics, doctors and other first responders carefully wheeled a patient along the road. As

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This is a historical adventure story set at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Starting in the Priory of St Mary, in Lincolnshire in 1460, it charts the lives of two members of the priory, Brother Thomas and Sister Katherine as they leave the Pr ...more
The Hidden Masters And The Unspeakable Evil by Jack Barrow
"A heavy dollop of Douglas Addams, with a dash mystical doings, all in a set-up reminiscent of a mad-cap 1960s comedy movie. The mobsters in the conference center are off-the-wall and the chase scenes are hysterical.

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This was an okay read but only just. It's good on the historical detail so you get an idea of who did what and when. When the Duke of Whatsit colludes with the Earl of Allthat it all seems to represent what happened at the time. That was why I read i ...more
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The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth
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This was an excellent book but don't buy it on Kindle. You don't need me to tell you how great it is as all those other reviews will explain that it lists all the little devices that so many writers would love to be able to remember. But that's the p ...more
The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth
"This is one of those highly lauded books (with an average GR rating of 4.32 stars no less), which lay in my lap like a flabby hippo.

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Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov
“A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence.”
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