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Amazing book

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Reviewed: 15-07-20

Everyone should read this. Important, enlightening, and there isn’t a dull moment. Most people probably don’t know who Milton Freidman is, but his ideas have had a profoundly dangerous effect on the world

My diary: John Bolton age 13 and three quarters in the White House

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Reviewed: 25-06-20

I did this. Then I had lunch Which was my idea The room looked nicer than when I was there last. Most people will not be looking for the level of detail provided which does nothing to advance the narrative. He is probably quite a wise man with a lot of experience, but it doesn’t read that way at all. It’s just his opinions with no discussion, which are usually that things should be bombed or broken. There are times when this is doubtless the right strategy, but you will never find out which are which from this book - and he certainly wouldn’t be the right person to discuss it anyways. I felt like I was always waiting for the book to get going, but if you feel the same way you will be waiting a long time.

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So well explained and important

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Reviewed: 18-06-20

Only Yanis Varoufakis can explain complicated economic ideas this well to people with little background. This book amazed me with how concrete it was. Everyone should read it so we know how pointless all this suffering is. I would say that the first few chapters are the weakest, so persevere.

Too much waffle

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Reviewed: 12-06-20

I gave up on this book. I really wanted to like it, and there are some interesting facts. But the author has interspersed these with so much unsubstantiated opinion and chatter that by the time she is talking about something cool again I’ve drifted off. Shame, because the idea interested me

Riveting and important

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Reviewed: 05-06-20

Read it faster per page than anything else I can think of. It lays out brilliantly that Trump is not a partisan issue. He will blunder America out of democracy if he is left in charge for too long. It was both sad and fascinating at every moment, a heartbreaking story of the American decline.

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Really nice

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Reviewed: 17-04-20

Not what I would normally listen to, but still really enjoyed. Great character development and rings true. Also funny

Great but different to tv series

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Reviewed: 16-02-20

Great book into the mind of a stalker. Joe is nothing like in the show. There are no redeeming features to the book character so is a more realistic but less pleasant experience.

Mind blowingly good

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Reviewed: 05-01-20

Like nothing I’ve ever read, but don’t expect character building. This is the story of an alien civilisation and not a character study. Hard sci fi, but really good.

Frightening, motivating, but still easily listening

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Reviewed: 11-11-19

Explains political and economic corruption and its environmental consequences very well, with lots of info on the climate change movement as well. I am a lot better informed and I enjoyed listening to every minute.

Good

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Reviewed: 02-10-19

Probably the best book to read if you want an ageing informed diet. I just wanted a book about ageing. It still has some interesting facts but doesn’t go into any depth on the studies, or even mention what they are at times - it just tells you the outcome: eat fruit and veg.