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The Call-girls: A Tragi-Comedy with Prologue and Epilogue

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s/t: A Tragi-comedy in Memoriam Messieurs Bouvard et Pecuchet
Published March 12th 1979 by Arrow/Random House (first published January 1st 1972)
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Ксения Чистопольская
a very funny book that questions the authority of science and its actual link to reality.
Victor Galué
Mar 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Alyona
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Это, конечно, не "Слепящая тьма", и по накалу это произведение уступает самому знаменитому роману Кёстлера.

"Девушки по вызову" – тревожный роман о тревожном будущем человечества. Сюжет, который целиком и полностью закручен вокруг группы ученых и развивается на одном отдельно взятом симпозиуме, будет близок и понятен не каждому, но для меня эта "академичность" – главное достоинство книги.

Подпортили впечатление два момента:
- Вступление и эпилог. Кажется, я поняла, какая идея объединяла их с основ
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Arax Miltiadous
αναλύοντας με άπλετο σαρκασμό και χιούμορ το πως η υπέρεξειδίκευση της ήδη ειδικευμένης επιστήμης και της φιλοσοφίας που την συντροφεύει, την έχει ουσιαστικά αχρηστευσει ως φορέα συμβουλής και βοήθειας.
Βρισκόμαστε λοιπόν σε ένα συνέδριο κοινωνιολογικης φύσεως που έχει ως θέμα την εξεύρεση νέων μεθόδων που θα συμβάλουν στο να επιβιώσει το ανθρώπινο είδος σε μια εποχή που πρεσβεύει η καταστροφή και ο όλεθρος. Σύνεδροι είναι οι παγκοσμίου φήμης αναγνωρισμενοι και διακεκριμένοι επιστήμονες, οι οποίο
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Drew
Mar 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
Competently written, and occasionally funny, but ultimately nothing compelling in the whole novel. May have ruined the campus novel for me, though it wasn't precisely one.
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Joshua
Not one of AK's better works. I found it somewhat cloying and forced. Although a cynic would say that perhaps that is because it hits a bit too close to home.
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Arthur Koestler CBE [*Kösztler Artúr] was a prolific writer of essays, novels and autobiographies.

He was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest but, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. His early career was in journalism. In 1931 he joined the Communist Party of Germany but, disillusioned, he resigned from it in 1938 and in 1940 published a devastating anti-Communis
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