August 9th, 2003

bookies

Book: Last and First Men

Author: Olaf Stapledon

Details: (c) Olaf Stapledon 1930; the rest of the details I don't have, since I have given M's copy back to him. Random edition here.

Verdict: Some interesting ideas, and a strong style, but flawed.

Reasons for reading it: M recommended it to me.

How it came into my hands: M

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On the whole, I'd say that Last and First Men is worth reading despite its problems.