The book is extremely well-performed and well-written. It builds complex concepts from simple ones and uses a style that delivers similarly-concerning messages for different countries in fresh ways. I kept looking forward to coming back to the book and hoping I could reach the end before one of the many economic time-bombs went off.
Read it and start voting for people who will make hard choices quickly.
Atword writes about the life of a woman who doesn't fit well into any of the moral "boxes" of her day. Like all her books, the works are precise and the phrases and tempo remain interesting. The content is another matter.
I like Margaret Atwood because she's a very good writer, because she turn a phrase, and because she's Canadian. Sadly, after reading some of her (far) better books, I hung in there on this one...hoping for something big...or at least worthwhile. The work dies in slow and unnoticable death.
Keep browsing...you can do better than this.
Respectfully sorry, Ms. Atwood.
I enjoyed this well-written fiction. TDC is a complicated novel with plenty of puzzles, good writing, and excellent narration including accents which really helps as there are many characters. A bit long, I'm still glad I got the unabridged verson. I'm pleased with this title and recommend it if you're seeking a fun mystery/drama. As a Christian who believes the Bible is solid/God-given and that Christ remained sexually pure, I enjoed TDC for what it is...fiction.
Timeline is a decent book. Not great. Not awful. It has a slow beginning, middle, and end. The premise is promising: "time travel" but with a refreshing spin. The story also has an interesting narritive style in that it is told from two different periods in real-time. Thankfully, an excellent narration keeps the book from sliding further by using voices and inflection well. Chrichton can be forgiven for one mediocre book I suppose but there's a good reason why the abridged version is rated higher by listeners!
The book is long but a facinating play-by-play of the end of days. It's been a long series (with the groundwork for a sequal yet!) but, thankfully, it ended on a high note. With #11, I downloaded the abridged version and found it hollow. I did the opposite this time and was glad I did. (To the review reader: This WILL happen some day. If you havent' already, please SERIOUSLY consider Jesus' offer now. :-)
Excellent material reads like a (long) episode of The Learning Network's show, Connections. Like James Burke, the author takes pleasure in fact-dropping and illuminating interrelationships of people and facts over the course of world history. Well worth the download. Enjoy!
Life? Purpose? Meaning? Profound. Clear. Prescriptive.
The book reads like a series of quotes and hits subject after subject with power and rationale. Warren has built the book to be modular and that makes it a great "chapter-a-day" (or at least "piece-at-a-time") work.
I'll be going through the book a second time next month...there's so much here! I can't recommend this book enough.
I enjoyed Airframe! Definitely a good book that's well-written and does a good job at balancing science/drama/action.
I found the book mediocre. It drags frequently as it addresses the authors' (useful) findings regarding successful companies. This is standard business reading. If you like to be able to intelligently discuss business literature, you have to read it. You don't have to love it. To their credit, the authors alternate in narrarating and avoid the "10 steps to fixing everything" formula. If the publisher ever condenses this down to at 20-minute version, THAT would be the one to get!
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