my first and last atwood experience. generally, i find the apocalypse and post-apocalypse books very thought provoking. perhaps if you can get through all the atwood-ism gardening, singing, womanish stuff....perhaps,then, this might be thought provoking too. i confess to having listened to only about 1/3 of the book. i hated it.
The humor and the heartache.
When the protagonist is jumped by his sister in law. Or, when he throws the candle lit birthday cake.
His sister's nostalgic attraction to her former boy friend.
A very good book that pulls you along with plot, humor and pathos.
So many. The horde of drones circling the freighter.
I don't, but "yes".
Suarez does it again. So timely that the Washington Post ran a column last week on autonomous drones. A memorable and exciting story. Not quite as good as his first 2 books, but a fine read.
True that I'm a non-fiction kind of guy. And not a fan of cathedrals to boot. But this is a wonderfully interesting, exciting and engaging saga. The narration is nothing short of terrific.
Brooks writes an engaging story of 2 people followed from inception (literally) to death (literally). In that saga, he incorporates what science has to tell us today about nature and nurture. My daughter-in-law is due to have her first child 2 months from now and i found the chapters on birth and infancy to be quite fascinating. I was also quite taken with Brooks first person accounting of death. Not something you read (hear) every day! The narration is excellent. Admittedly, there are some boring chapters but there's a trade off between information and story line. Go for it.
I agree with prior reviews that this book is unforgettable. It's almost worth the slog. But it's very long and desperately needs editing (they did edit books in 1949). Making it more tedious is the slow narration. On the positive side, its creative and provides great incites to human nature. Although written 60 years ago, there are only a few points in the book where this is noticible (e.g., reference to a "telegraph" and an almost Victorian propriety when discussing sex).
This is a thriller unlike most you've spent time with. Set in the morally corrupt Stalinist era, this is at once a political lesson, a love story, and a story of virtue among the ruins of a failed society. The characters are well developed and the narration is very effective even if the accents can sometimes be annoying. excellent use of your time and money!
exciting. creative. political. techo-thriller that has it all. I read Daemon and immediately started this seamless sequel. The dark net evolves to places we'd not ever have expected.
This novel was terrific in every way. First and foremost, it was a fascinating, creative story about the internet, it's possibilities and capabilities. Second, it was one of the most exciting, riveting fictional stories I've "read" in years. The narration was great and added to the realism of the story. The ending....well, I'll say only that it was sudden.
Set in 60s but timeless. Wonderfully written and brilliantly narrated by 3 different women. I am a guy who doesn't like chick-books or, and the book description and relatively few number of guys who reviewed made me reluctant to try this. But it was very amusing, eye-opening and very interesting to listen to at all times.
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