Sunday, 8 February 2015

Book Notes: "Full Circle: How the Classical World Came Back to Us" by Ferdinand Mount

Full Circle: How the Classical World Came Back to UsFull Circle: How the Classical World Came Back to Us by Ferdinand Mount

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

At first I thought this book was a typical airport read and I regretted purchasing it. But I pushed on and found, although the author's thesis was sufficiently unsupported by evidence other than what one might glean from travelling around a bit, that I quite liked the Richard Dawkins bashing section enough to give it a go. There are some useful references to a number of other works I would like to read, and otherwise I am glad to have finished the book. Nevertheless, I must be more careful in future about how I choose my books. Airport books tend not to deliver value for the time spent - time that could be invested reading more important works. But we live and learn I suppose.

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