This was a selection by my book club. It's a quirky, dark book and I absolutely loved it. I found it to be rather funny and quite entertaining. The narrator was perfect.
It's not a tremendously deep book but everyone in the group had some questions and there were some conflicting responses which lead to some good discussion. One of our members found an interview with the author which answered some of the questions we had about the book.
This is not your typical book club book but I thought it was a good choice and I enjoyed it as did the rest of the members of my group.
Give it a try.
It was an interesting book but I don't think that it would be a good pick for a book club. Really not much to discuss.
I feel middle of the road on this book. It wasn't spectacular but it wasn't bad either.
There have only been a few times over the years when our group unanimously loved a book and this was one of them. Excellent story. Great discussion. Highly recommend.
What a thoroughly delightful book. It was funny, quirky and totally far-fetched and I enjoyed every minute of it. In reading some of the other reviews it has been compared to Forrest Gump and that almost made me pass on the book. I am so glad I didn't. It didn't give me a Forrest Gump feel at all.
This was on my list as a potential choice for my book club pick and I think it would be a wonderful read for any book club. Heck, I just want everyone to read it and enjoy it as much as I did.
I listen to my audio books mostly when driving. I was only able to get an hour or so into this one and I had to stop listening. The main character's accent is so thick I had to concentrate very hard to understand what she was saying - which is not great when you are driving and have additional background noise. I was interested in the story but felt that I was missing too much.
Maybe one day I'll try this in book form.
This is a delightful listen. I enjoy Bryson's narration and the book is so funny. I highly recommend this book. I'm afraid it has given me a glimpse of what I'm in for in raising a boy!
This was a book club pick and a very disappointing one. No one in the group thought too much of it and we ALL HATED the ending. Don't bother with this one. Not worth the time or credit.
And I wasn't the only one. This was a pick in my book club. The stories were interesting and kept me listening but, in the end, I thought there would be a moral or big picture or larger meaning and there wasn't. It was good for some discussion and it was interesting how each of us perceived parts of the stories differently. None of us hated it just no one would recommend that anyone run out and read it.
I haven't been so thoroughly entertained by a book in quite some time. Part one is a little slow but once I got to part two, I couldn't stop listening. The narrator was fantastic. This book is well worth your time and the credit.
This was a selection for our book club and it was a hit with everyone. That happens very rarely.
This was a fun and quick read yet there was quite a lot of discussion about the book at our meeting.
I truly enjoyed this book. While it is not a how-to book on improving your memory, it is an enjoyable, humorous trip with the author to the memory championships.
There are a few slow spots, especially in the beginning, but I'm glad I pushed through. I finished the book with my own memory palace, which is still furnished with the items on the to-do/shopping list the author got in the park and a smile on my face.
Very interesting. A lot of fun. Well worth the time and the credit.
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