in the middle
It was a good concept; sacrificing historical accuracy for entertainment value. It's just that the s**t talking was uncreative.
I wanted an engaging story about that bad ass Genghis Kahn. I also wanted history. So the author contrives a version of history where the destruction of civilization is a positive Thing. It feels like too much of a stretch.
The names are all in Chinese And there is no engaging narrative in which to help remember themThe narrator's voice was too somber. This added an air of dignity to the events but did not make anything standout
This story explores human nature and the human condition by going back to a state of nature.I was able to suspend my disbelief.I am a WASP.
The protagonist is interesting it is written from a first-person perspective so the hero is more complicated. Also the dialogue is good
The tension doesn't build in the masterful way that it used to in Bernards earlier books. All modesty aside I don't completely understand the principles that determine what makes a book interesting but this Story just feels like It is missing something. Feels like an outline.There is poor dialogue.And there's nothing interesting about the violence anymore.
This is NOT a guide to meditation. It is a guide to "MINDFULLNESS." Mindfullness, in this context, is a mystical spirituality. It draws most heavily on buddhism. It is about meditation only in so far as it helps the listener to understand what mindfulness is. If you are looking for a secular non-mystical guide to meditation keep looking. This will only leave you more confused.
It is cozy. The narrator sounds like someones grandpa. It gets scary for the main character (tense engaging) at times but usually not for too long.
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