I just can't seem to get into this. The characters seem to lack depth and the plot moves extremely slowly. If you like Steinbeck you will love this book. All description and no plot or character development. I don't like Steinbeck, and thus am quitting this one.
Stiff was one of my absolute favorite books and I was unblieveably disappointed when Roach's second book, Bonk... sucked so bad! I love Roach's ability to feed me interesting new data and make me laugh at the same time. With Bonk, I didn't really feel like I learned much. So happy that Roach got this one right!
Its a rarity that I really feel that the narration improved on the book, especially when the writing already so wonderful. I was enchanted by the flow and cadence of the reader as well as the power of the words.
I'm not gonna call this great literature, but I also won't pretend that I didn't listen to this start to finish. I have to give Picoult credit for creating a decent court scene as well. As an attorney, I have a low tolerance for unrealistic court scenes. Don't get me wrong on this, this is not really what trials are like! So much hearsay and speculation! Plus, the witnesses and attorneys are rarely so riveting, but it does at least bear some semblance.
I simply can't stop talking about this book. It really changed the way I think about the link between my brain and my body. Ah ha! They are one and the same! Such a simple concept but one that we somehow do not believe. The science behind how exercise can make you smarter and happier. Although I have to admit that some of the science might be more speculation at this point. You definitely have to put on your thinking cap to determine how much weight to give these theories.
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