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The Plato Papers - Peter Ackroyd
The Plato Papers
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099289951 (0099289954)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Plato Papers
Interesting if very weird book about a historian/orator called Plato, who dwells on the ancient history of the era referred to as Mouldwarp (AD 1500 to 2300), interesting looks at how ideas and concepts can be warped by perception. It does follow Plato's Trial quite closely and sometimes is too clev...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
This is a "what if" novel. It is amusing in the sense of seeing how the future people interpret the terms will use today.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
Condition: Used - GoodSold by: little-river-books £0.01The glossary reads like The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary. Cleverness abounds here, lots to ponder on but not so many outloud laughs unless you count 'Gravesend' on page 22 - that was teh funneh. The crux of the idea here reads a lot like the Hi...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
A very odd book set in the distant future, but not science fiction by any stretch. There are some clever moments, like how future scholars misinterpret ancient documents such as conflating Charles Darwin with Charles Dickens, but as a novel it almost feels unfinished. Interesting setting, but I ke...
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