Monday, July 27, 2015

Plato for Plumbers by Francis Gideon

I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

There were things I really liked about this book. I really loved all of the Philosophy in the book, and how the stories of the Philosophers worked into the narrative. I love big ideas, and this book had some really thoughtful explorations of love which I enjoyed. I also loved that while Ken was a bit snobbish at first, he isn't dismissive of Mark's intelligence.  I love when an author treats their working class characters with respect, and understands that education level doesn't necessarily equal intelligence, or curiosity, or desire to learn.

On the downside I felt that the relationship was a bit too rushed. It felt like the characters didn't get a chance to know each other before they were falling in love. The events at the end felt especially rushed to me, and I think it would have worked better if it had been more of a meet cute story than what it ended up being.

I do have to add how much I like so many of the Less Than Three Covers. The fit the books so well, and are subtle rather than the sea of headless torsos that adorn other covers.


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