Makes me want to be a SEAL. HA!!!! Gives me tremendous respect for the men who pursue this life.
she certainly has an agenda, but it is this very agenda and her life experiences that produced it that make her impassioned plea so powerful. It is impossible to accurately judge a religion based on one or two books. But this book certainly makes me want to research Islam in much greater depth. Some of the concepts such as dishonesty is okay if it furthers Islam, or a later ruling in the Hadith overrules previous ones, are worth much further research and study. I have always wondered why moderate Muslims do not speak up more about their religion being hijacked. Her reasoning on this, that moderate Muslims are not so moderate and thus do not speak up much, seems to me to be quite strong. If Islam truly is as she says it is, and my intuition tells me there is more than a grain of truth in her depiction of Islam, then the Western world needs to wake up and smell the roses, or the thorns!
Starts off a bit slow, but the story unfolds wonderfully and with great tenderness. We gain, through small baby steps, deep insights into characters and motivations. We get a taste of the magical web of connections that bind us to each other in this life and hopefully into the next. Makes me want to be a little more sensitive to see if I really can feel if these connections continue on in the next life. Like the author, I really hope and believe they do.
Didn't finish it. Lost interest. Reads kind of like an infomercial. Seems to me there is no way that anyone can use the findings to build talent.
Great book. Definitely worth the read. Occasionally a little contrived but overall very very good.
A little slow at first, but bear with it cause it is just setting the stage. Great characters and story. Enders Game is mostly entertainment. This story is a wonderful look at tolerance and understanding of those who are different. A look at our ability to live with and love or hate those who are different from us. Different from, but better than Enders Game in its own way.
Great story and characters. Will have you crying at the end. Fantastic. As good to listen to as it is to read.
What a concept. See the world through the eyes of a different person. Opens your eyes to how different the world is to those who are super intelligent or mentally handicapped.
The story is fascinating. A breakdown of why the world is inthe mess it is in told through the lives of a few people who foresaw the financial crisis. Sad that sooo many regular people lost money and are still losing money, while many who caused the mess at the investment banks profited while causing the mess, as did a few who were able to see the mess coming. Come on U.S. of A. get your act together. There is a place for regulation and conservatism in financial markets. Final thoughts: Many of these people should be in jail, and certainly they should not be helping to solve the crisis that they created but didn't understand.
The story line is clever enough but there are significant plausiblity problems (even though the story is about vampires HA). The biggest that comes to mind, is that people are seen running around chasing & killing other people (vampires), ie. lots of murders going on over long periods of time and no one does any investigation or questioning or anything. It is as if Lincoln and the vampire hunters operated in a vacumn. Even though the story is fantasy there has to be logical connections, and i felt these were lacking. It soured the whole book for me.
It was well read, just fine.
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