Friday, September 13, 2019

A Philosophy of Ruin

Nihilism. What’s it all about, Alfie? Philosophy should help steer us toward a deeper understanding of the meaning of life. In his debut novel titled, A Philosophy of Ruin, Nicholas Mancusi offers a brisk and exciting narrative that hovers around what happens if one’s philosophy is nihilism. If life is meaningless, how would we live? Protagonist Oscar Boatwright is a philosophy professor whose life has begun to unravel. Mancusi pulls readers into caring for Oscar and other characters as they struggle. Often dark, at times funny, the novel propels readers toward an expected ending. Mancusi writes with great skill and many readers after enjoying this initial outing will look forward to more fine prose from this author. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase A Philosophy of Ruin from

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