I'd start with Einstein and cosmology and finish with Darwin.
The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
I didn't find anything to dislike.
It inspired me to make a salami and cheese sandwich while listening. Does that count?
It's a good book and fascinating subject, but brother does it need gravy.
Couldn't stop listening. Good story. Good character. Good read. six words remaining. boobies. potatoes. Humour.
Better writing. Interesting characters. A plot. A plot would have been nice, I think. Yes, I'm pretty sure a plot would have improved things.
I haven't made up my mind yet, but I assure you it will never be anything written by Kazuo Ishiguro, ever again. This book was truly mind numbing rubbish.
The narrator was fine.
Dishonor! Dishonor on Kazuo Ishiguro's whole family! Dishonor on Kazuo Ishiguro! Dishonor on his cow! Dishonor on everyone associated with this door stop of a book.
I now have absolutely no empathy for clones. If I ran into a clone today, I'd vivisect it with a pair of cuticle scissors while whispering "complements of Kazuo Ishiguro". It could just be my dislike for this book talking but, this book was profoundly, exquisitely, gloriously, boringly, bad.
Either a better story or a better narrator. I'm not sure which. Is the writing really as bad as I'm hearing or is it bad narration? The story telling is horrific. I'd forgotten how much I dislike female writers. There's just so much needless detraction from the story (what ever that might be) and I'm only an hour and a half into the audio and there's no indication that it's going to get any better. The writer isn't an author yet. It's painfully obvious that they rely too heavily on their thesaurus. The dialog is amateurishly cobbled together and every sentence paints the image of someone struggling to write a book, instead of someone telling a story.
Nope. Never heard of this writer before. I was dared by my daughter (the bookworm) to make it past chapter 7 as nobody in her book club had been able to. I can hear why; the writing is absolute crap. I can't imagine reading this. I think it would make my eyes bleed. WooHoo! I'm up to chapter 6. I don't care about any of the characters so far. I do hate the heroin though (can't remember her name. I care that much about her). Too much useless back story has been heaped upon me about her that I'm not ready to hear and don't give a damn about, and the story isn't moving forward. This writer reminds me of George Martin. 50,000 words to say what would be better said in 100. The upside is they only used 2 uninteresting characters to do it, whereas Martin would have used 30.
Jeremy Irons, Jim Dale, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman, or Harlan Ellison.
All of it. The premiss supports a potentially great story, but this writer is NOT a story teller.
I can't believe I paid for this.
People with a double digit IQ. These books are tedious. Watch the HBO version, they've altered the story (to make it moderately interesting) and cut through most of the considerable chaff.
The two main characters Bran and Arya aren't central to the main plot.
Learn how to properly pronounce the characters names. People that listen to books four and five won't understand who he's talking about then he starts calling little finger "Peter", cause that's not how he pronounced it in the first three books.
I'd have merged books 1, 2 and 3 into one book and gutted almost all but the central characters. So many unnecessary and boring characters. Virtually nothing drives the story forward.
Dear Mr. Martin,
Don't use 2,500 words and 30 different uninteresting characters to say something that can be said in 250 words.
Dear Mr. Book Editor,
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