I picked this up because Orson Scott Card recommended it. It is nothing like an OSC book. This could have been a great short story but just didn’t know when to quit.
Drew Silver passes out and wakes in the hospital to learn he must undergo emergency surgery or die. He decides against the surgery. The story follows Silver, a former rock star, over the course of the following week as he learns his teen-aged daughter is pregnant and we learn that he is still madly in love with his ex-wife who is about to marry his doctor. Silver realizes time has moved too fast, and at the same time not at all. Like the universe had been on pause. So, a lot of serious stuff. Broken heart literally, broken heart figuratively, and an unplanned pregnancy. And it is told in the form of a sitcom. It is hilarious. I have never read a comedy before. The book gives you some things to think about in your own life and offers a laugh. Another reader mentioned that the book gets off to a slow start, and I agree. Didn’t know if I would continue, but after about an hour it really gets going. Stick with it.
Almost four stars. The narrator does a great job. The voice never really changes but he still gives each character a distinct voice.
The story is good, riveting, but not surprising. The author leads us to the conclusion, dropping hints along the way so we aren't thrown for a loop. Most of the story takes place in the courtroom and it held my interest.
It's okay, but not the only leadership book you will ever need. Some gems, many you have heard before. I much prefer, and think your money would be better spent on the books by Dan and Chip heath.
The main story is great and deserves five stars. The problem is with the exposition. There is more set up than you really need (about five hours of narrative) before we get to the real story and then two hours of narrative as an epilogue. The main story is moving and gripping. The epilogue would have been interesting if the author had shown us what was going on rather than told us what was going on. Wait for the Reader's Digest version.
The history of CD Baby is used to illustrate management points. Interesting history interspersed with management gems.
There is a bit of science here, but this is mostly history and jargon.
Interesting and entertaining. I picked this up during one of the sales and it was a steal.
Lauren Oliver has a way of drawing the reader in. The suspense builds chapter by chapter until you just can't put the book down. The world of Delirium reminded me of Orwell's 1984, but this dystopia is seen through the eyes of a 17 year old girl.
Journal of a man who finds Buddhism. Good book if you want a little information to get started on a long journey. It is short, interesting, and a quick listen.
This looked like it might by YA but I thought I would give it a chance. I didn???t think I was going to get through it, and let me tell you why: the writing is so exact, so visual, so vivid, that the reader is drawn into the world of these seventeen year old girls. You see, hear, smell, and feel the world they live in and hear their inane conversations. I did not want to hang out with a group of seventeen year old girls. With such great writing, I stuck with it, and I am glad I did. The reader walks along with Samantha as she relives each day in a ???Groundhog Day??? fashion. Sam sees the effects of her actions and tries to right what once went wrong. We see Sam grow up, find herself and her purpose. And he narrator ??? never have I heard such an excellent reading! Every character has a distinct voice and personality.
This is a great introduction to the Buddhist philosophy. Explanation with personal stories, and a guide to help you start meditating.
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