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kleinbl00  ·  900 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Books you just couldn't fucking get into?

I have (half) of an unabridged (paperback) Toynbee. I haven't made a move on it, though.

I have all of a Durant. I've done all but three books as audiobook, which if I'm not mistaken is the equivalent of reading Lord of the Rings followed by Harry Potter followed by the extant Game of Thrones.

I wanted to get the pretentious edition but I discovered that Gore Vidal's copy was going for a song on eBay.

cgod  ·  900 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Toynbee isn't worth reading, unless you have your mind on a certain place and time and than it's worth a look to see what he has to say.

kleinbl00  ·  900 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm actually interested in that era's particular interpretation of comparative religion... the perspective on "why" that I'm told isn't a part of the abridgement.