Albany, NY, United States | Member Since 2011
Well, that's not entirely true. I should start by saying that I don't read many non-fiction or health books. However, I saw the author on Jon Stewart or Colbert a few weeks ago and then I saw the book was selling well on Audible so I figures I'd give it a shot. To my surprise I found myself engaged and invested in the book, from examples of corporate greed to studies on human nature. The writing is phenomenal and comes at you like the good, hard-hitting journalism that it is. My initial criticism was the repetition of certain key words and phrases, however I came to feel that this served to hammer home points and familiarize the reader with certain industry vocabulary. I also developed a new way of looking at the nutrition information and ingredient list on my food. The narration keeps pace with the writing without sounding flat, and that is all you can really ask of a book like this. 5 stars does this book justice, it is not an inflated score. I would rank Salt, Sugar, Fat as one of my top books of 2013 without hesitation.
So much better than others on the genre. I just wish it was longer! the writing didn't make me want to punch myself in the face and the genre-satire was solid. worth the money/credit.
This story took it to the next level, a must-read for all fans of the series. related: Godzilla, MechaGodzilla, Pacific Rim
and Ray Porters performance continues to exceed expectations as well! some plot points are well worn, but there's enough originality to make the series entertaining.
I can't wait for the next book in the series! the price point and story length were perfect
only criticism is way too much time explaining the tie travel "logic" and the shell rules are very, very, verrrry dumb
I've had this sitting in my library for years, I didn't read it because I was being lazy and it looked boring....
It is quite inspirational
Yes, I mean... who doesn't love The Expanse? And Amos! I'm glad the sorry stories are making it to Audible
Now be cautioned. Be forewarned.
There is no book 4. This story ends in a cliffhanger. I Wikipedia'd it the day I finished and saw that there was no release date or status update since 2005. And here's the kicker, the author had a stroke the week before. I wish him the best in his recovery, hopefully he can crank out a finale for the series.
Had I known this was an incomplete story with no payoff, I can't say I would've invested in all three books. The third does improve over the second, although I really enjoyed the first because it remained easiest to follow.
It's a good series, not great. It is what it is.
like the first it is readable but the characters are less frustrating, the politics better, and and pace more comfortable.
there are many bright, shining moments in this book. there are equally many dull, bogged down spots. motivations are clunky, resource management only in the most general sense, and other frustrations. That said, I got through it in good time and have started the second book. definitely inspires the imagination.
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