I've read a lot of management books over the years. I think this one had the biggest impact. Partially due to the manner in which is was presented, as a story rather than a boring recipe for success. Mostly due to the message. Looking for constraints in a process has help me considerably over the years.
Good try, but a bit overly simplistic. The reasons the authors give for the downfall of civilization sounds much more politically motivated the real research into real causes.
While I do expect economic collapse sometime in the future, and possibly an environmental collapse, the reasons given in this book they are no relation to the real reasons these collapses may come. The stories, especially the first, would have been much better had they left simplistic politics out.
That said there was much to like about the stories, even the first. Each offered at least one point to think about. I may not agree with their politics, nor with the simplistic solutions to a lowered footprint, but some of the interactions did offer intriguing possibilities.
I suppose since this was an anthology the authors didn't have time to properly research the topics they were writing about. Maybe they can expand on them in the future with more realistic solutions.
Great narration. Really nice to hear the author read their own work. It bring something to the story that you just can't get by reading yourself or hearing somebody else read the book. However, I feel that the movie was a bit of a cleanup of some of the elements in the book that didn't really work. I suppose I'm one of the few that like the movie better (this is a first for me, I never like the movie better). Still, great book.
Decent enough story, kinda cute. I lean towards siding with the reviews saying the narrator was a bit irritating. She was good, but too much of the story was narrated in the child's voice. Aside from the narration, the story followed a predictable arc. Little sleuth saves the day! Didn't like how she's saved at the end, a bit too much of writers convienece. Still fun and worth a read.
Slide rules are great for astrogation! Good story telling. A fun read. Just a bit out of date. Just sit back and enjoy.
Cute little relaxing cozy. Pretty easy to figure out early but a nice listen. Cats didn't play as big a part as I expected.
Story was a bit far fetched, too many people being blackmailed, and too easy for our heroine to figure out. However, it was good clean fun. Nice little cozy.
Here you have a smart intelligent female, with a biology degree, who seemingly takes care of herself in the beginning, but then the first time she sees a cute guy she wants to jump in bed with him. The story would've been a lot better if she had less hormones and a little more story. Minus the sex scene it's not too bad.
I suppose being a 50+ male reader I'm not really the target audience. The story was cute and engaging. Good morals. Although I suspect that modern children might not relate as much as previous generations.
Very enjoyable. A bit different. A fun universe to explore. I'm trying to get friends to read it so we can discuss.
I don't give too many fives. But this one was great. The first third of the book was very interesting and relatively novel. The rest of the book, dealing with the war and the battles, was similar to a lot of other books. However, it was told well and the story was very engaging.
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