America's future explained.
Apparently Fareed Zakaria's favorite character on the world stage is BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China). I'm starting to root for China after reading this book.
He opened up a new perspective of where the US is in relation to the rest of the world, and made me look at our economic status in a more optimistic yet critical way.
Didn't make me laugh or cry. But it made me think.
Read this with an open mind from the beginning and you'll start seeing the signs of him being right all around you.
Would be low on scale of books with plot (it's not really a story) but high in books that make you think.
The story on how Facebook facilitated a revolution against the FARC.
Actually, I really enjoyed the interview with the author by Zuckerberg's sister. I love behind the scenes stories.
Again, it's a book that makes you think. I didn't laugh or cry, but I look forward to the rise of the generation that grew up with Facebook having always been there. Will be interesting to see how that generation views the world.
Don't miss the interview at the end. I look forward to reading the whole book.
It was well-spent time because it gave me a look at other kinds of stories J.K. Rowling was capable of telling. I love J.K. for the Harry Potter books - absolutely loved them. But as we all have different kinds of friends for different facets of our personalities, J.K. has a different storytelling style to demonstrate, and I wouldn't have seen it were it not for this being an audiobook. I don't think I would have been able to finish it if it weren't an audiobook.
The first half of the book felt boring. There's so much of the book that depends on backstory and so much less focus on plot or pace. I would have made more plot and faster pace.
He helped me finish the book. I'm glad for his diction and clarity, and some of his voices. I do like that he put effort into injecting tone into the dialogue and left it out in the narration.
I read it on 1.5x speed. I would have been happy to listen to it on 1.75x speed if it were available but 2x speed was too fast. The first half of the story you just need to knuckle through, and that's totally doable when it's an audiobook.
It'll be interesting to see how the movie turns out. It'll be easier to keep the characters apart when watching a movie because for two thirds of the book I had a hard time telling the characters apart except for a couple of them.
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