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Engaging and thoughtful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-2019

A strong and entertaining work, willing to side step ossified dogmas on the left, while still full throatedly left-wing. My only complaint is that the author seemed a little to intent on convincing us of his erudition. More focus on analysis and less focus on being the man who has read everything would be nice.

A strong introduction to the field

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-2019

John Quiggin takes us through contemporary economics with aplomb. The work is neither uncritical of mainstream economics, nor a hatchet job, but a nuanced appreciation, whilst still very accessible.

Narrator needs to stop drawing out so many words

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-2019

E.g.

MAAAAAANNNNNN

NOOOOOOOOO!

His American voices are particularly bad.

Also the approach to sexuality is pretty puerile.

Brilliant but missing something

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-2019

*Mild tone spoilers* I got to the end and sort of found myself wondering what the point of it all was. Nothing of great importance is effected by the protagonists of the story. No great justice is done, and while tragic things happen there is little sense of tragic culmination. Even romantic subplots don't really go anywhere. It all just sort of fizzles. Arguably this is a sort of philosophical point being made by the story, but that doesn't make it less disappointing.

Clever and thoughtful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-2019

My only complaint is that some of the torture seemed excessive, even a little gratuitous.