Gritty narrative, excellent depiction of cultural demise.
The way relatively good people find themselves severely compromised.
No. Some passages were worth mulling over.
A lot of passive verbs. Whatever, I don't write that well...
Yes: Gripping story, with complex, imperfect characters.
A land more kind than home, Mr. Cash's first book: A book about failed fatherhood told from multiple first person narrators.
The female reader for the female protagonist lends nice tone and subtlety.
Nice work again from Mr. Cash. A very fine book.
The content in this book is fascinating, so yes.
Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers." Both offer opinions on success.
His attempts to read in accents (German, Australian, French, etc) and gender tones (female) are a fucking embarrassment. They remind me of a fifth grader in a drama class. The German accent sounds like something out of Dr. Strangelove.
The hypothesis regarding increased fast twitch muscle content in West African sprinters. Utterly fascinating.
Still worth it, just get a different reader OR don't attempt accents.
No, it is what I expected. Nice anecdotes.
Not a story. Not applicable.
Slightly nasal voice. No big deal.
I never listen to books twice
The narrator, he was honest and deep thinking.
The scene in the German bar.
Again, the narrator.
Reads like poetry without the self-indulgence. One of the most evocative books I've ever read.
I haven't read the book.
Henry's description of the bacchanal.
Nothing, she reads well. Maybe a bit self-indulgent on sensory description, but hey, she's the boss.
There are a few mistakes which stand out like bad service in a three star restaurant. No eighteen year old heterosexual male from the California badlands can identify the smell of bergamot, no matter how sensitive he is. No ex-footbal player, described as "jowly," and standing six foot three, would weight 190 pounds - more like 290. 6-3 and 190 is Mike Phelps, i.e. lanky. And no young straight male EVER fantasizes about kissing a woman's hairline, again no matter how sensitive...
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