I had never even heard of this book until about 2008. After reading this remarkably entertaining and extremely well written book, I could not understand why,
I was not thrilled with the narration. I would have preferred Robertson Dean. Mr. Weiner's performance sounded as if he was trying a bit too hard and it came across a bit too formal. However, I don't think it detracts from the overall affect and entertainment of the book.
love grabbing a book that has me racing to the last page
the structure of the story, the dialogue, the purpose of the book... I didn't really much enjoy any of it and found myself not following along because of lack of Interest , only finishing it to finish. after reading the synopsis and seeing that it won the Hugo award I was excited about this book; however, I do not believe I would recommend it to anyone
I tried but couldn't finish. Too much of the book centered around Catholicism, monastic life, and text in Latin. When elements of the plot popped up, it just wasn't enough to hold the works together. Very good narration.
Read many good things about this book over the years. Decided to give it a try. It was long, plodding, boring during whole parts. In the end the story got a little better - but really it was nothing to rave about. Interesting premise, but should have merited a short story at most. In fact I kept thinking it felt like a short story that just would not end.
I'm a novice fiction reader, so don't listen to my opinion on the storyline. Narration a stronger and booming, with excellent effort put into names, voice differences for the characters, and general reading dynamic. Good for this book style, maybe not my preferred narrator for nonfiction.
The book definitely has you thinking constantly. It's an interesting story especially since it was written at the height of Cold War nuclear fears. The author has clear issues with man's unfortunate, faulty faith in himself. I don't quite know if the book is trying to insult the church or the idea of God's Law being absolute and man's law being relative. Future re-reads will tell.