What I like best, about any of the Jeeves and Wooster books, is the formula. Young wealthy people with no real problems and no common sense, toddle about in mansions, or steam-liners, or gentleman's clubs in lust, greed, or general confusion. Then Jeeves fixes everything. It is all fluff.
Maybe somebody who liked the TV series would appreciate this, but you could just as easily distract them with a kazoo, or a propeller hat. It reminded me of fan fiction, not just any fan fiction, specifically fan fiction based around an original work that was not good in the first place. "Jar Jar Cleans His Sweatflaps" by that one nose-pickety kid that loves Jar Jar.
Anything to clear the palate, tax code, C-span, poetry slam..
He had to read it all the way through and therefore earns 4 stars.
It could be useful as a siege tactic. Blast it at the compound over loudspeakers for a day or so and the cult leader will either surrender or drool to death.
This book is a series of short pieces, not so much a story.
David Sedaris plays himself perfectly. Nobody else could.
Yes, but I drive a lot.
The only thing missing is an album length impersonation of Billy Holiday.
Yes. In fact, it is my experience with Asimov's non-fiction that brought me to this title.
This is my first William Dufri performance. I think he did fine.
Yes, it inspired me to write a good book.
The book was clunky science fiction, with completely objectified and undeveloped women. I half expected that, based on the age of the work. What I did not expect was a book concerned almost entirely with what is, or is not, acceptable sexual behavior on different planets. I loved Asimov's "Time Space and Other Things" and I just assumed that his fiction would carry the same kind of tightly bound, concise intelligence, and rigid logic. I was very disappointed, I wonder if he even wrote it.
Ask me later.
Greg Bear is methodical, this is my third of his books, and I can say that he is reliable in his logic, and his writing. My favorite thing about all of his fiction is his ability to use very real human characteristics to bring realism to his plots. His people act like people.
Yes, sometimes plodding. Maybe one or two goofy edits out of 17 hours of recording.
This is evolution in science fiction. The conflict stems from the human capacity for stubborn denial. If you are in actual denial about actual evolution stay away.
Yes, if you need help with parenting get it fast.
I don't know, I am not a big consumer of self help books.
As my son gets older, the challenges of his life become more complex, starting with gas and proceeding to, most recently, organization and grades. As the complexity of his problems increases, so does the anxiety of parenting. Runkel's book will not shock or amaze good parents, only point out what is really happening when we use volume as a motivational tool. If you ever raise your voice to your children, get it.
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