It would not be my goal to criticize this work. It is a story that needs to be told and that we probably haven't heard well enough, having been on the other side. But in the end it is too much for me. At some point the story and informational value add versus the shock and grotesque balance went awry. I had to stop.
Great performance, great story, entertaining. Sure it was a little cute, but very good. This isn't a story about a dog, it is a story about life. Good characters, believable real world stuff. Insights and observations we all know and share, but packaged and delivered in very entertaining and enjoyable story. Great perspective.
There are a number, mostly revolving around the triumphs or critical turning points. Enzo out the window is one. Outside the courtroom is another. The walk to the funeral.
Why Enzo of course!
Highly recommend this book. Loved it!
No. My impression is his perceptions are thin, and he is captive to a world view / cultural identity (liberal) which blinds him for truly perceptive and creative work. Nothing wrong with the identity, but the author needs to move beyond it's limitations if he is going to offer anything really interesting, inspiring or creative. Section 3 was so trite I wanted to scream.
No, my assumption is this author is just limited in his abilities.
This was multi-narrator book. They all do a very good job.
The entire 3rd segment is insipid and thin. It relies on superficial tropes about corporate conspiracy and evil doing that is unbelievable. I couldn't bear it. Don't just give me a rehash construct of cultural war perspectives. Give me something that is truly observant of our world, of life, of human nature and of people. I can do with out the superficial rehash of the liberal culture war. It isn't the fact that it is liberal. I would be just as harsh on such a silly effort by someone captive to the conservative agenda. It isn't what I read fiction for. I get enough of this garbage in the news and general media, don't want it
One of the more disappointing titles I have ever experienced from Audible. Some others have been a little flat or boring, had other limits. But given the reviews for this I expected a lot more. Note sure why people think this one is particularly interesting. Found it quite shallow, predictable, and thin.
As much sympathy, empathy and respect I have for anyone and everyone who has served, this book really annoyed me. The author accomplishes little over the first half but to firmly establish he has no intention of doing real research or approaching the questions of what happened objectively. This is a re-hash of a well worn narrative, that at center blames G W Bush for everything from hang nails to global warming and the war on terror. I certainly am not out to defend Bush, but it is oh so intellectually tiring to revisit these old saws.
Worse, there is something continuously grating and ultimately ironically disturbing about the authors attempt to set Pat Tillman up as a "hero". In the end, we all have qualities to admire. All of us make mistakes. A few make the ultimate sacrifice. It is disappointing that this book is just another shallow contribution to our already shallow cultural obsession with the "soma" that are the NFL and Hollywood celebrity worship in the first place. The thesis is that the Bush administration has committed yet another terrible wrong by highjacking Pat's celebrity. In the end this book is no better. I end up not wanting to even hear about Pat Tillman at all anymore. What must it be like for those that give in obscurity, those that don't get a big break from the juvenile judge and whose life doesn't turn out they way it could have? There is just something silly with the whole premise. It sure isn't Pat's fault. And I have enormous sympathy for his loss. But if we are ever going to truly "move on" we need to get beyond the nonsense that is "celebrity hero worship", in whatever it's form.
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