Review: The Year of Living Philosophically
The Year of Living Philosophically by Robert Grossmith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Quick fun read that relies a little too heavily on the serendipity of the Dave Gardner, the main character, meeting up with a retired philosophy professor. Without that character entering the story, no one would have been able to offer comparisons or deeper meanings of some of the monthly philosophies to Dave. That weakness also leads to information dump, reading closer to lectures rather than conversations despite Grossmith's attempts to lighten up those passages. Dave's daily life, however, is fun and complicated in all the right ways to keep the reader rolling right along with him through his year. An added plus for this reader is that it all takes place in England and Dave has a really interesting job - dictionary editor.
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