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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenzby Review by Joe Thompson Marvelling over the beautiful cover and beguiling title, I bought this book on impulse and, honestly, was not prepared for what came next.  The story unfolds from the perspective of Ari, a 15 year old boy who holds himself aloof whilst struggling to work himself out. Through a collection of memories, diary entries, letters and conversations, Ari’s world unfolds with a meticulously paced cadence. Ari has an older brother in prison about whom he knows nothing and about whom nothing is said. He...

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