As someone who'se always been fascinated with the workings of the human race, our selves, I found this book very enlightening. The only draw back was the reader, or narrator, of the story, whose voice seemed a distraction. The guy sounded like he was out of breath. But the book and its contents were truly informative. i I see my brain differently now.
This book is extremely hard to get into.
The premise seems interesting enough. But I feel like I need an instruction manual just to understand what was happening in the first paragraph.
If you want to see the world from a "different perspective", then you must read this book. It will challenge your perceptions. Norm Chomsky may be wrong. But he is also very smart and just sees the world differently.
Childhood's End was a book that I tore through in a matter of hours. It's incredibly difficult to step away from. The ending was amazing and totally unexpected. Bravo.
David McCullough's gripping account of the Johnstown Flood is amazing work of journalism, documenting a horrifying event in American history. The stories he tells are incredible - almost too amazing to believe. However, I would not recommend reading this book before bed time. It's very upsetting at times.
I loved Elaine Pagel's great work... the "Gnostic Gospels."
Unfortunately, this is pretty much the same book.
The book contains some very interesting information about the origin of the Book of Revelations. But the remaining 80 percent of the chapters seemed unnecessary.
The story behind Ender's Game was dark, morbid and depressing .... and yet I just kept reading on. You have to give the author credit for writing a story that you just can't turn away from... no matter how dark it was. Truly an imaginative, though sad, work of fiction
The story was just too hard to follow with too many flashbacks and flash forwards.
Further complicating all those time shifts, the two main characters - Jack Ryan and Jack Ryan Jr. - have the same name. And, often I found myself just trying to figure out which character the writer was talking about.
The Lord of the Rings is one of those books that changes you. And the delivery by this particular narrator is splendid.
The author of this book is a little too pushy and talks to the listener/reader as though a moron. The content might be worthwhile. But the writers attitude and delivery are such a turn-off.
I've read a lot of books about Rome and Greece and the ancient world, and yet this book still held so many surprises for me.
The author has a keen ability to perceive history through fresh eyes -- those of Cleopatra herself rather than those of the Romans who so despised her.
A brilliant work.
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