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A very well reasoned argument

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Reviewed: 24-11-2020

Murray unpacks a lot of sacred cows in this book, and is relentless in doing so. His arguments are sound, and if you're serious about any of these topics you'll need to address them.

Great book, terrible Australian accent

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Reviewed: 14-11-2020

Like all of Stephenson's work, this is exceptional. Going into any aspect of the work would ruin many of the surprises in store, however, so I'll say as little as possible. The Australian accent attempted by the narrator for one of the characters, however, was abysmal. Valiant attempt, but please don't do that again. Just say they're Australian and we'll fill in the blanks.

Strangely amusing

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Reviewed: 07-02-2019

Although they go way off track, the core supposition of property bringing about inequality is well reasoned.

Worthwhile. The summaries are a godsend

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Reviewed: 05-02-2019

Nietzsche waffles on a great deal, which makes large chunks of this tedious. The summaries provided at the start of each chapter are incredibly useful as a result, enabling you to ask, "What the hell was he on about again?" only to be reminded of the introduction. Worthwhile.

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Largely self aggrandisement

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Reviewed: 31-01-2019

Not nearly as good as "Beyond Good and Evil", but an important work nonetheless. Largely consists of saying the same thing over and over. He needed an editor.

Better than the first

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Reviewed: 09-03-2018

The sex scene is worthy of being nominated for one of the most awful the year it was published, but otherwise the story chugs along well enough. The reader can't pronounce Maori, though.

A struggle to get through

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-01-2018

The story works itself into a few corners that don't make much sense, with Kovacs doing things that are just idiotic at points. He's terrible detective, in any case. The sex scenes are abysmal. The sound design on this one needs work. There's a lot of dead air and pauses that should have been ironed out in editing. It detracts from the experience.

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Solid

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Reviewed: 26-12-2017

Gives an excellent understanding of the process by which someone like this can form, and a brutal insight into the blatant corruption the world is filled with. Justice for all, bar the rich.

Good information

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Reviewed: 13-12-2017

Basically a mini psychology lecture. It's far more about decision making than it is about economics.

Drags, but really informative

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Reviewed: 01-12-2017

[Voice Class=Neo]I know science.[/Voice Class] Best run down of quintessential scientific concepts that I've ever heard. Entertaining enough to hold your focus, but detailed enough to generate some actual learning.