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What disappointed you about Plato at the Googleplex?
I really looked forward to this. And there are some good parts, leading to introspection and deeper thought. But in some unfortunate convergence of story and narration the result is quite annoying. The voices make me cringe. The characters in the dialogs are horrible. And the overall impression is kinda of well, just downright annoying. Preachy, trite, a bit silly. It is in the end, perhaps just too patronizing. Like the author and/or narrator is "talking down" to the listener.
Would you be willing to try another book from Rebecca Goldstein? Why or why not?
Probably not, but can't say for sure.
Would you be willing to try another one of Dennis Holland’s performances?
Not so sure about that. I have developed a pretty bad association at this point with some of the voices in this book.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Yes, the subject matter is potentially interesting, the context is a great idea, and at times it does deliver. It stretches you to think a little more about both yourself, the world around you and your reaction to it. But you pay a high price to get there, too high.
Any additional comments?
Don't talk down to your audience!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Great for anyone who is curious about philosophy, and it's probably even more entertaining if you have a philosophy background. I was a philosophy major and Plato is one of my all-time favorites. This book literally brings him to life and applies his philosophy to the modern world.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful