Title: Breakdown

Author: Tatton Spiller

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count: 234

Rating: 4.5/5

Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free for review purposes.

I didn’t ask to be sent this book, but it was a pleasant surprise when it dropped in through the post. In part, that’s because it’s a pretty timely book and I’m interested in the topics that it covers, but it’s also down to the actual idea behind the book itself.

Basically, our society is more divided than ever before, and many of us just assume the worst about each other instead of trying to understand other people’s points of view. Here, Spiller spills the beans on why different people approach different topics from different angles, and it was actually quite useful for me because it kind of helped me to look at the world from a different viewpoint.

As for the topics, they range from Brexit to recycling, immigration, austerity, privatisation and tax cuts. That means that it’s pretty UK-centric, which could be off-putting for American readers. Still, I don’t think you need a huge amount of background knowledge going into this because the concepts are pretty simple and can be easily adapted to apply to other things. You will get more out of it if you’re British or familiar with British politics though, for sure.

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