West Deptford, NJ, United States | Member Since 2013
I have been fascinated with the concepts of "relativity" since first introduced to them in the 1950s. This book and another book, "The universe and Dr. Einstein" helped provide sone insight for the non-scientist. I am planning to read another book by this author.
I found this book very enjoyable. The ambiguity remained throughout even through the end of the trial. This is my first contact with author William Landay, will explore some of his other works. I like his style, just the right amount of detail. I was sorry when the story ended.
The book reminded me of a John Grisham novel, constant "page turner".
Gillian Flynn has created a masterpiece. Although I had some difficulty paying attention during the first half of the book, I was hooked when the mystery began to unwind. I was never sure how the story would unfold, and I still don't know who got the last word.
The book was recommended by my daughter-in-law and it was well worth the time, I can't imagine how much effort it would take to craft a book such as this. Gillian was in like Flynn!
Engaging. Entertaining. Enthralling
The thought and contradictions that time travel raises. The fact that the main character must grapple with these thoughts and contradictions and shares them with the reader.
One of the best narrators I have encountered in over ten years of listening.
The book made me think and reflect on the JFK assassination that I had lived through.
This is the first Stephen King book that I have listened to, but it won't be my last. My only connection with the author had been through the movies that were made from his books.
Fact-fiction perfectly intertwined.
The Model T in front of the fire house.
The author has the perfect cadence when reading his excellently descriptive prose.
Colhouse Walker, the Ragtime
I found the rhythmic prose of the author to have been perfectly enunciated by the narrator, the author himself.
I usually don't care for historical fiction, but found this story compelling enough to overcome the conflict between fact and fiction. As I listened to the book, I would occasionally check the factual basis of the story.
I was ready to dismiss the concluding chapter, but in the end liked the way it tied the strings of the story together.
This book would be in the top twenty-five percent.
Hollis the alien.
This is my first one.
No, it would be too much for one setting.
Sometimes if something is approached from an unusual angle, it can provide some interesting insights. The value of this book is in its insights and not in the story line. It represents a good synthesis of the God-Science Debate. Many things to ponder.
Perhaps people who didn't know most of the story ahead of time.
I doubt that most of my friends would enjoy the presumptuous writing style.
Pedestrian, Acceptable, Monotonous.
The book is too much about the author, Walter Kern, and not enough about the imposter Clark Rockefeller,
The narrative jumps around too much. Unfortunately I had heard an interview about the book on NPR. The interview was well done, but the book didn't live up to my expectations.
One of the better works of fiction. Not great but memorable.
When white lawyer and black girl walk hand in hand through the streets of Eudora.
Yes, I was never sure how it would end.
This book centers on one of the most despicable times in our history. Like the Holicost, it needs to be retold so that it doesn't reoccur.
Definitely if they have an interest in both physics and philosophy and how they intersect.
I especially liked the chapter concerning: Internal Reality, External Reality and Consensus Reality. I also liked the way the author summarized his main concepts at the end of each chapter.
This book isn't for everyone, but is ideal for someone who wants to seriously explore some of the ultimate questions. Although it is technical in content, with some effort it can be understood by a non-science type such as myself. Although I don't usually do so, this book may get a second listen from me.
Bruce DeSilva uses a wry humor and gritty dialogue to tell the tale of a Rhode Island newspaper reporter uncovering a large number of arsons in his home town.It is difficult to believe that this is the author's first novel. However, it is not difficult to believe that he has received Edgar and Macavity awards and been nominated for other awards.I already plan to listen to two subsequent novels: "Providence Rag" and "Cliff Walk". It isn't often that I give five stars in all categories, but they were richly deserved in this case.
The book didn't continually hold my interest. On occasion I had trouble following the story line.
Not so much emphasis on horses. Apparently all of this author's works concern horses since he worked with them earlier in life.
It is my understanding that it was made into a movie, but I haven't seen it.
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