I bought this book on my wife's recommendation, and all of the strong reviews it got. I read through about a third of the book and never made a connection with the book . I kept hoping to get engaged, but never did. Just too slow a book for me.
I read many business books. There are not too many business books that I can easily put concepts into practice. This is one. From "guard rails", to spotting "either-or" traps, I've taken away useful concepts from this book.
I stopped reading Grisham books after the first few. This is not a typical Grisham book. What a great short book, about baseball in 1972, about father-son relationships, about leaving a legacy, about doing the right thing. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a short simple great book.
From my son: This book has good imagination. Lots of cliffhangers and action.
My son couldn't put this book down. He loved it and is excited to get the next book in the series.
I'm a huge fan of John Wooden. I was looking for a good book with his philosophy. This book certainly is good for that. However, two things kept me from giving this a higher review.
1. This book is more religious that I thought it would be. I probably should have read the description better.
2. This is one of the few books that is better in print, like a textbook would be, because I would have liked to refer to a printed chart of his pyramid and make notes.
I felt as though I was listening to a fictional story. It's unbelievable how bad the conditions are in North Korea, particularly in the camps. What a fascinating story. The author does a great job comparing / contrasting these camps to others such as the German concentration camps. And I was interested in his discussion on how the situation cannot drastically change without destroying the South Korean (and perhaps global) economies.
Combining math and the social sciences, this is such a unique way at looking at emotions. I really enjoyed the concept and tried to make my own Emotional Equations. I keep a cheet-sheet of equations in my pocket that I refer to. Very fun read.
What a great inspirational story, a great story on overcoming obstacles. You don't know need to be a baseball fan to enjoy the book.
I was born after 11/22/63, so I don't have any recollections of the day. But this was a great book, full of suspense, highs and lows, and more suspense. At times I found it hard to believe this was by the author of Carrie, Christine, and all other books of that genre. But this definitely had the suspense of a Stephen King book, without all of the gore.
I'm probably not smart enough to get the moral of this story, I just didn't get it.
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