A May 15, 2009 listener review says, "her tome quickly degenerates into a not-too-subtly veiled commentary on conservatism, Bush and the War on Terror (all quite sociopathic, apparently)."
Don't let this stop you from buying this book. I was still listening for this "not-too-subtle" commentary when the book was ending. The best guess I can come up with to explain where this slant was heard by the reviewer is the part of the book where Dr. Stout explains the usefulness of a sociopathic mind in a soldier in combat. This is true whether the battle is lead under a conservative or liberal government.
Don't read too much into your friends, family, co-workers, or acquaintances after finishing this book. After a second time through the book, I have a better understanding of what the Doctor writes and have removed some people from my mental list of possibles, but still have a former co-worker and (sadly) and sibling who still fit the bill.
I hope I'm wrong about one.
Many books have been written that describe how the Third Reich affected the rest of the world. This is one of the rare books that describes how the Third Reich affected Germany.
There are some reviews that complain about how this book goes into too much detail about the writer's memory. I can't think of a way she can explain her memory without this kind of detail. Do remember, please, that this book is not meant to be an exiting thriller. It is meant to be a book about an unusual memory that science had not seen before. This lends itself to be a dry story if you don't find this kind of thing interesting in an intellectual way.
One of the first things you heard when beginning this book is a promise that a PDF of the figures, diagrams, and illustrations that are CONSTANTLY referred to is available for download where the book was purchased. If you can't see what image the writer is talking about, how can you learn from this book? More importantly than that, how can you rate it with more than one star?
Don't download this book until the PDF is made available.
Since it was made into a Movie (three times), I figured this would be a good book. What I didn't expect was just how much this story held my attention. All three movies based on this book do not follow the original very well, so you really need get this book to get the story.
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