PositiveLos Angeles Review of BooksAs Morris disarmingly confesses, this book is a vendetta ... It is also an odd vendetta. Much of The Ashtray is witty, ebullient, and generous in spirit. Morris shares his wide range of interests, and his enthusiasm for philosophy is infectious. Brilliantly chosen images adorn the pages ... He conveys the excitement of what might seem abstract intellectual questions. Vendettas are typically grim. This one is more of a romp ... Morris attacks Kuhn in the time-honored Johnsonian style. The Ashtray goes astray already at its subtitle ... The lively expositions of Putnam and Kripke are part of what make The Ashtray worth reading ... the book suffers from that implacable pursuit, as violent in its way as the original throwing of the ashtray. Just as Kuhn’s better self emerged when he was able to escape his sense of being misunderstood and vilified for sins he had never committed, so Morris might aspire to write the delightful book he partially offers here.