J. Henry

"anonymous public servant"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (21 of 31)
Location: Ottawa, ON


Top Reviewer Ranking: 146,296 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 31
Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen
Create Your Own Economy by Tyler Cowen
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was surprised that I didn't like this book. It had promise, I'd started following Cowen's blog Marginal Revolution, and expected to be entertained.

Instead I was just disappointed, the book focuses on Autism and makes seemingly random connections between the autistic mind and ways in which this could help us take a fresh look at the world. I'm not sure many of these ideas would hold up to much scrutiny.

Worth it for the early chapters on Autism but it's downhill from there.
Extraordinary Canadians Glenn Gould by Mark Kingwell
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary!, Oct. 19 2009
I have really enjoyed the Extraordinary Canadians series, and this one, is one of my favourites.

This one really s more of a meditation on the idea of a biography than the others, and is probably the most dense in the series. Not a big surprise coming from a philosopher.

I thought it dealt with a difficult and intriguing character in a novel way and provided a lot of insight into the enduring appeal of Glenn Gould.
Extraordinary Canadians: Rene Levesque by Daniel Poliquin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good start, Oct. 19 2009
This book was well structured and provided a good entry into Rene Levesque's life. Like the others in the series, they aren't academic biographies, so it provided an overview only.

It certainly piqued my interest

Overall it did what it was supposed to do, provide a quick entry into the life of an extraordinary Canadian.