The story was a bit of a tease, building and building and then..... What made it worth my while was the reader. Mr. Vance brings the story to life in the mind.
Firstly I must say that I haven't been able to get past the first part. From reading many of the reviews I was under the impression that " Speaks The Nightbird" was going to be great, one of the best books of the year, and a brilliant new series to enjoy. The first chapter alone is riddled with dick jokes, unnecessarily crass, and off-putting. I kept getting pulled out of the story, and found it difficult to continue. Edoardo Ballerini, from what I have listened to, does more for this audiobook then the author.
Some times it is beneficial understand the other side of the argument. This book begins on a good strong foot proclaiming the virtue of deductive logic, but then fills the rest of the book with non sequiturs and out of context arguments to undermine logical induction. The basis of science are both deduction and induction together. Undermine one and the whole card castle will fall. So it stands to reason that the author after stating how important induction is to scientific endeavors and then stating that induction can't be relied upon, is atempting to undermine the objectivity os science. Unfortunately some will not perceive the logical errors and will disavow science all together.
Spark is a multipul listen book. It is chuck full of useful information covering a wide range of topics from exercise, medicine, brain function and disfunction ect.. Mr. Ratey is knowledgeable and forthright when the certain ideas are plausible but unproven. Most importantly he gives you the impetus to go out and exercise.
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