This novel really held my attention, but I did have to wonder if it ended too soon.
It made me realize all the changes that have happened in my life. History does circle around. I disagree with the comments that the story had a liberal bias. I think Follett did a good job depicting how it was. "Tricky Dicky" was depicted very well - good at international affairs, but a fraud and a liar. The liberals got their share of criticism too - the depictions of the Kennedy's and Johnson did not put halos on their heads. I would think that you would have to have a conservative bias to think this book has a liberal bias. That's the way people are today though - they lack tolerance for views that do not mirror their own. How did people become so judgmental?
A really slow speaking narrator. It helped to put the book on 1.25X speed. At 1.25X speed it didn't put me to sleep, but isn't a book I'd recommend to anyone. The story just isn't that great.
Life played out in the view of the masses. This is how life goes - you are young and have fun because you think you are immortal. Once you grow up and have explored enough, you settle down and leave the drama behind. It's not a bad book, but it's just the story of a man's life and nothing to get overly excited about.
The story was good and in the beginning I thought I was going to enjoy it as much as "It" by Stephen King, but there was not enough depth to this story to support the length of it. I think it would have been a much better story if it had been about 2/3 as long.
Book 11 "Wild Man Creek" includes references to things that would have occurred previously in Promise Canyon. I think "Promise Canyon" is supposed to be Book 11 and "Wild Man Creek" is supposed to be Book 12. This book was enjoyable, but not as good as others in the series (I've read through Book 12).
I almost gave up on this book about an hour into it, but then I gave it another try and really enjoyed the story. A good book overall.
I have to say thank you to Fannie Flag for writing this book. This book is such a good reminder to all women that we owe so much to the women who went before us, and it is also a funny, poignant, and engrossing novel.
While listening to this book it was obvious that it was written with a young adult audience in mind, but it was still an enjoyable story for an older person. It is hard for me to believe that super intelligent people would not have a backup their computer programs, but I guess if I were not out in the workforce yet I could believe things like that.
I enjoyed this book until last few hours of the book where it really started to drag. It was almost like the author got stuck in an endless loop as she neared the end. It also dragged a few other places along the way, but nothing like as it neared the end. Overall, a good book that did a fine job with the realities of life's gray areas, but just a little too much reiteration.
I grew up in upstate New York and I remember hearing about the kid training in the Catskills that was going to be one of the greatest why back when Tyson must have been pretty young. I don't remember anyone that wasn't a fan of boxing back in those days. It's a different world now. Tyson's story needed to be told as it chronicles both the life of the man and what was going on in the boxing world.
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