The more I see of science, the more facinated I become. Dawkins has produced fantasict philosphical writing. This scientific writing is even more so.
Excellent review by two very good presenters. For as much as I already know, I picked up some very good advice and information and reinforced a lot of beliefs. As a result of the book, I have reviewed my portfolio and see that I am significantly out of balance for my situation. Also, I have to get my kids (already in their 40s) to start working on their savings.
I sometimes wonder if I slept my way thru high school and college and consequently learned so little. This book gave me an understanding of so many concepts and methods that didn't even exist in my day. Also a better understanding of the research community. Some was a little over my head, but it all made sense. The speaker was excellent. Maybe I was born too soon. This helped me do a lot of catching up.
I had been a subscriber since 2001 and listened to more than 100 audio books and loved just about all of them. Unfortunately, I bit on an Audible promotion for this one and purchased the book. I've always listened to a book to the very end and nearly finished it, but I gave up. It was so lame, so unfunny and so unexciting that I went into a depression realizing I not only wasted a credit, but all of those hours of listening. I couldn't deal with being fooled so badly again that I dropped my subscription to Audible in September 2010 and only today renewed. I was embarrased by this book and didn't want anyone to know I had anything to do with it. Well, now others know and I will not be fooled so badly again.
I can hardly believe I have gone so many decades without having been exposed to this book. It is shocking, discouraging and heart rending. Having quite a few immigrants in our state (Colorado) and a number of meat packing houses, I can imagine similar emotions and tragedy. Those poor people. Now I know that the origins of the sales pitch, "you can own for what it cost to rent."
A wonderful approach to an incredible part of our humanity. I loved it. I love books. I love reading about WWII and actually learning more about it from another perspective.
How people can struggle so hard to oppose the quest for science and truth is beyond me. I thought there might be a little bit of reality behind this, but there wasn't.
Really a fantastic story that will make a great movie. It shows basically how easy it is to capture the total minds of people, especially those with simple minds. As a westerner, I can appreciate and see the setting. I loved it.
I became convinced that this was the real Columbus in some kind of time warp. I was saddened to see it come to an end, and even more saddened at what precipitated the journey.
After I got into it, I actually thought that this had to be an autobiography. Very convincing. A tragic commentary on a world that did exist and has faded into the darkness of time. As the son of Italian immigrants and one who experienced the Italian side of the same coin, and now an Irish citizen by legal process (with a home in SW Co. Cork), I am saddened by the misery of the "troubles" and what it did to so, but happy it did not affect those in our area. I enjoyed the reader's Irish accent.
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