Indifferent to narrator though I think content made for a lifetime-movie reading.
Everything about the author's life.
This really is more of a self indulgent autobiography not a book on self compassion.
The whole tone of the book is whiny and self indulgent. Feel like the author wanted to write an autobiography and just lumped other topics to reach a wider audience.
No just from this author
A different narrator couldn't have saved this awfulness.
I abandoned this after the underlying arrogant assumption that being gay somehow made him an empathetic authority on everything else - race, disability, dwarfism - finally got on my nerves.
There just didn't seem to be any interest in getting to the point of the story. Instead of rambling on about what was going on inside the minds of the insanely boring characters, it would have been nice if something, anything had happened. Abandoned this eventually out of boredom.
The pacing was terrible. Nothing seemed to happen except inside characters heads.
Not sure if the performance was affected by the mediocre content.
Found the writing clunky, characters un-engaging and the whole thing an absolute bore. Not sure this could be fixed.
The ending was anticlimactic and unsatisfying, felt too contrived and dependent on some element of good in the monsters being faced.
Accurate pacing, voice spot on as emotions change within the book. Really good performance.
Overall, there's good writing here but can't help but compare to Peter Hamilton who tends to have more engaging suspense. It just feels like there wasn't enough oomph to the story.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The book is a perfect study of what happens when you watch too many cheesy movies. It's full of several cliche scenes and it's really just a battle of topping the last cliche.
Lying by Sam Harris
Performance was okay.
Will try Demon under the microscope though not hopeful it will be any better
The facts are there but the flair to make this compelling prose is missing. Practically clinical which is nice way of saying it was just shy of being a boring recital of facts.
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