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Against Democracy
3.67
really liked it
As promised, Brennan provides a strong (almost devastating) critique of democracy—and the theories surrounding it. It is a great read and Brennan is a ...more
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 13, 2017
 
Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart
4.06
did not like it
It really feels bad to write such a bad review, but this book really deserves it. Attempting to carve out deep, profound insights about the meaning of ...more
Feb 26, 2017
Feb 25, 2017
 
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
4.42
it was ok
Some interesting insights and distinction. But ultimately falls into the trap of making grand claims about philosophy, politics, and economics without ...more
Jan 24, 2017
Jan 24, 2017
 
Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story
4.28
it was ok
Fighting wacky pop-psychology with more wacky pop-psychology...
Jul 20, 2020
Jul 20, 2020
 
Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology
4.07
liked it
Better read Thoreau, the real OG. Also Newport should read more Aristotle (golden mean, bro) and Hegel (dialectics, bruv).
Mar 2019
Mar 01, 2019
 
When Reason Goes on Holiday: Philosophers in Politics
4.09
really liked it
Of course, these are ad hominem attacks. But that’s kind of the point of the book, right? It further adds to the debate on the ideological bias in the ...more
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 12, 2017
 
Notes from a Small Island
3.92
did not like it
Terribly shallow.
Dec 05, 2017
Dec 05, 2017
 
The Sellout
3.76
it was ok
I really tried to love this book. And it had almost everything going for it: smart jokes, brilliantly crafted prose, timely content presented in the m ...more
Feb 12, 2018
Feb 12, 2018
 
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
3.99
it was amazing
Not perfect (the author somehow loses grip towards the end of the book) but definitely the best book on the subject matter. Much needed in a world of ...more
Aug 29, 2019
not set
Aug 29, 2019
 
The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens
3.90
really liked it
Interesting read with many great insights into human behavior—althoigh repetitive at times. Calls for a complementary book on how politics crowds out/ ...more
Jan 26, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
Orkney
3.46
really liked it
Most beautiful prose I have read for a while. But Sackville seems to be too aware of this skill herself—and thus settles for a rather unsatisfying and ...more
Jan 2018
Jan 01, 2018
 
Mündig
4.00
it was ok
Im Deutschen sagt man doch “Mehr Schein als Sein.” Das passt.
Apr 18, 2020
Apr 18, 2020
 
Kaiserschmarrndrama (Franz Eberhofer, #9)
4.02
really liked it
Der Trend geht wieder nach oben...
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 20, 2018
 
Lord of the Flies
3.69
liked it
Pretty shallow.
Nov 19, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
 
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
Timeless books get more timely over time. This is one of them!
Aug 26, 2020
not set
Aug 26, 2020
 
Being and Time
4.03
did not like it
After an admittedly great introduction, possibly the worst pseudo-philosophy I have ever read. Perfect for those who like conceptual analysis without ...more
Sep 04, 2017
Dec 15, 2015
 
The Graveyard Book
4.13
it was amazing
Listened to the audiobook read by Neil Gaiman himself. An absolute delight.
Jan 26, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
The Concept of the Political
3.96
really liked it
Sick stuff, badly argued.
Oct 26, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
 
Eiskalter Hund (Fellinger, #1)
3.52
liked it
None
Aug 06, 2020
Aug 06, 2020
 
Anarchy, State, and Utopia
3.76
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 15, 2015
 
The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy
3.93
it was amazing
None
Apr 04, 2020
Apr 04, 2020
 
Homo Faber
3.74
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 15, 2015
 
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
4.00
it was ok
None
Jul 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
 
The Sublime Object of Ideology
4.07
did not like it
None
Jun 26, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
 
Economical Writing
4.28
really liked it
None
May 08, 2017
May 08, 2017
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.69
really liked it
None
not set
Dec 15, 2015
 
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
4.25
really liked it
None
Jun 08, 2019
Jun 08, 2019
 
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
4.20
really liked it
None
Sep 13, 2016
Dec 15, 2015
 
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
4.27
really liked it
None
Jan 24, 2018
Jan 24, 2018
 
Ethical Intuitionism
4.05
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 15, 2015
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