Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury: A Personal Tour of Some of the World S Best Books

Vintage Reading From Plato to Bradbury A Personal Tour of Some of the World S Best Books Presents a collection of essays unlike any other stuffy attempt at introducing the modern reader to the Great Books

  • Title: Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury: A Personal Tour of Some of the World S Best Books
  • Author: Robert Kanigel
  • ISBN: 9780963124678
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Presents a collection of essays unlike any other stuffy attempt at introducing the modern reader to the Great Books.

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    1. I won this book on a while back. If you ever want to be inspired to read classics that you otherwise thought was boring and/or want to have many books summarized for you in one place before reading the actual book, then this is the book you need as a guideline. I enjoyed the thoughts and opinions prepared on many classics as it made me want to pick up a few when I was recently in Barnes and Nobles. If you are not sure what to read next, read this and it will guide you in the right direction of [...]

    2. Okay, I put this on the "makes me look smart" shelf because it says Plato on the cover and has a bunch of historic pictures. Basically, the author read a bunch of old books- some you've heard of, some you haven't- and reviewed them for the contemporary reader. And it would have worked really well, except he dated the book. He kept saying, "At almost 50 years old, this book" Well, now the book is 60 years old. If he hadn't said stuff like that, the reader would never have noticed that the writing [...]

    3. I picked up this book rather accidentally. It is a compilation of short book notes based on the wide-ranged reading by the author. Some pieces appeared to be rather seriously worked through, others fleetingly light. It may be useful as curiosity reference for books one has read or heard of, but it does not inspire much in this particular reader.

    4. I loved this!!!! I did not read all at once, but over the course of a few days I was able to put my "to read " list in better order. Kanigel gave me great insite to some I wasn't sure if I wanted to read and helped know I needed to put others at the Top or Bottom of my list. I am so pleased that I am sharing with my co -workers!! Thank you so much for the book!!!!!!

    5. Robert is great and insightful author. This is a great read to find books that you want to read in the future.

    6. Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury: A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books. Every student and reader needs this one. Essays by Robert Kanigel.

    7. A little too verbose and grammatically pretentious for my liking; however, I did glean helpful insights that I will definitely put into practice when reading classical literature in the future.

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