Great book if you want an objective view into Jeff Bezos's head and vision.
Like for most must-read classics, I found this book incredibly boring, which is sad because I was really looking forward to read this book that was said to have inspired so many people.
Turns out this book is flat out boring and repetitive. Nothing really happens in this book; the main character travels east to west and back several times without doing anything more than hanging out with his bipolar buddy and submissive girlfriend. This book is a perpetual description of bars and musicians and pointless amazement during meaningless road trips.
At first I thought the narrator was doing a good job at acting the voices of the different characters but it quickly became very annoying. I suffered in vain through the entire book hoping something great would eventually happen.
To be honest, I can imagine that this book may have been inspirational for young adults who don't know anything about life in the 1960's, but this book is clearly obsolete in 2013 for adults.
The portion of the story about the race was interesting but I thought the most interesting part of the book was by far the scientific explanations as well as theories as to why we, humans, are born to run.
The story part about the race with the Tarahumara and Cabayo Blanco is interesting but I thought the author pressed a little hard on the superlatives. You will encounter a mention about something being the most _something_ in the whole world every two sentences, which got old pretty quick for me.
Haven't read the print version
Chrissy Wellington sure has achieved outstanding stuff and this book is very inspirational. The overall lesson in the book is to always push your limits as in most cases they are more surpassable than we think.
On the downside the last tier of the book gets repetitive, where it becomes an enumeration of events where she thought she wouldn't win but won after all.
Great book, especially if you're seeking motivation and or are interested in competing in Triathlon
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