A died in the wool, committed capitalist would like this book very much as it presents the capitalist perception of the ideas of Karl Marx.
the narator was fine. i would listen to other works read by him.
i would cut Mr. Steele and let Karl's Ideas stand or fall on their own merit.
This book should have been marketed as A Capitalist's View of Karl Marx's Das Kapital. I believed it to be a translation from the German. I was interested in the Ideas of Marx, not Mr. Steele's opinions.
Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007. Like Samuel Clemens, he had a better than average grasp of human history, and like Samuel he used humor to point out our failings as a species. Unfortunately, while people appeared to like his humor, his message largely falls on deaf ears. If you read this book, be aware that, despite maintaining his sense of humor. And while he despairs of any hope that humanity will ever throw off our illusion of sanity and begin to remember our past, and see our present with loathing, he always maintained that we are what we pretend to be. Much of this book is a plea that we pretend to be something better.
Terry Pratchett gives us a world that reflects our own, only with more humor, integrity and magic. He leaves in just enough evil to give the flavor of reality, but you always know that the bumbling character with the good heart will come out on top in the end, no matter how sly and conniving the evil doers. He gives us pearls of wisdom and the hope of innocence. Thank you Mr. Pratchett, and thank you Mr Briggs for a wonderful reading.
Mr. Pratchett is a genius as always. I am a fan of his Diskworld series, so, while I did not rate this book as highly as I do most of his Diskworld books, there is plenty to ponder, and it makes a nice change that you can share with your grandchildren.
Another book with the same premise as "The Eyre Affair" and just as good. The author extends the invention quite handily to provide an entertaining light read. This is a book to read when you have plowed your way through "The Brothers Karamosov " and don't feel like ending it all.
Traveling through time and fiction to do battle with evil nemeses and save the world makes an inventive premise upon which Mr. Fforde builds an entertaining and often humorous story. While probably intended for a young adult audience, "Lost in a Good Book" possesses enough light-hearted originality to appeal to most non curmudgeons.
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