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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Saturday, February 27, 2010

We have reviews

I see that the number of Amazon reviews for 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists has now risen to 11, with an average ranking of 4.5. Interesting to read these ...


Mule Breath said...

It must be a damn good book... for $72.00. I'll have to wait for it to hit the half price rack.

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

I have been meaning to tell you that the book was a Valentine's Gift, and a great one. I am thoroughly enjoying the essays.

(She Loves Me)

Russell Blackford said...

MB: That's the hardback price. The paperback is about US$26 from Amazon IIRC.

Mule Breath said...

Mr. Blackford,

Thank you for a personal reply. I'm honored.

I see that the soft cover is less than the hard, but even that is a little tall for an old geezer living on paltry wages. 26 bucks is about the copay for one of my prescriptions.

Reading is a joy for me. My library is rather large, containing several hundred, perhaps a couple thousand odd and various tomes, but none were purchased new or retail. The cost of a new book has outdistanced those of us of modest income. I speak not just of this book either.

My curiosity is pricked, and I do want to read and add this book to my library, but regrettably it will have to wait until it hits the used or discount shelves.

Deepak Shetty said...

12 now(your welcome :) ).
I did want to give 4.5 stars but Amazon doesn't let me do that, deducted 1/2 a star for mostly beating up on poor old Yahweh.

Tony Smith said...

@D Shetty:

Seeing you so clearly noticed my line, you should have done a service to mathematical accuracy and rounded up to compensate for my rounding down.

Deepak Shetty said...

Yes I did read your review, unfortunately only after I had posted mine.

SaintStephen said...

Dr. Blackford, I have two reviews for you:

1) 50 Voices of Disbelief -- Most Excellent.

2) Your comment on Chris Mooney's blog:

"I’m amused at all these people who want to defend this Judas selling out his integrity once and for all. Enjoy the money, Chris. I hope that the justified damage you’ll suffer is worth it.

You disgusting traitor