In addition to telling a great story, When the Wind Blows makes you wonder about what is really being genetically developed behind closed doors. The ying/yang between good and evil aspects of genetically altered species is intriguing. Instead of being adverse to the evil creators, the beauty that they created, winged beings, is almost awe inspiring. It is easy for one to quickly forget the number of trial and errors that were undertaken before the final product was perfected. And, the rescue and safety of the winged children is the lasting overtone of the story and keeps you coming back to listen again and again.
The question is not applicable. The book is for everyone. It offers information. It is the information in the book that determines whether or not you enjoy being informed.
No, what is in one book does not follow to another.
I don't know if it was the narrator or the author, but the tone of the book was definitly demeaning. It portrayed Jobs as an uneducated, smelly, drug using, controlling little child. Not a genius.
Yes, I now understand the logic behind the Apple computers design and appearance.
This book may have portrayed Steve Jobs correctly, but if he was such a genius this book did not portray him as such. He comes across as a stoned individual that used other people at all cost to attain success.
I understand that if you maintain control of any computer environment that it can seem flawless or at least more easily correctable. As a software engineer, I know that master control of software and hardware make them easier to fix and personally would have preferred to worked in such an environment. In Steve Jobs case, it assured him that no other ideas interfered with his idea.
I keep rewriting this critique because I tend to allow my emotions for Steve Jobs to override the content of the book. However, as a result of the book, I have a much lower opinion of Steve Jobs. He was 'ME' oriented to an extreme, not considering other people or their opinions at all.
Did I enjoy the book? Not really. I was looking or information that would give me a more uplifting opinion of Steve Jobs. One positive thing that the book did accomplish was to give me a respect for the product that Steve Jobs produced. He had a vision and he stuck to it come hell or high water.
In a world of prolific book writers, Dean Koontz has time and again written the BEST thrillers. His imagination reaches into a realm that I would not ever allow my own imagination to venture. I have read and listened to 'Dragon Tears' twice and will probably listen to it again sometime in the future. It has made its place to my TOP TEN list of all time favorites. Moreover, Jay O Sanders reading of the book was brilliant 'INTeresting.' The portrayal of Harry, Connie, Woofer et al caused the words to leap off the pages, bringing the characters into my life where I could relate to them. This is a story of such dark dimensions yet the use of 'Woofer' added just the right amount of humor. It made you laugh out loud. Great Book! Thank-you!
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