It was fine.
I really like Jared Diamond and found many of his other books to have ideas that changed my perspectives on the world. This book is similar but instead of a few world-shaking ideas like "Guns, Germs, and Steel" this was more about hundreds of little ideas. I came away happy I had heard it and honestly better informed about human culture in general but to be honest it felt like a bit of grind by the end.
Detailed explanation of the underlying drivers behind the evolutionary basis for sex and gender.
I am very interested in evolutionary theory and for me this book really hit the spot. Very detailed and interesting background on the basis for sex and gender in people and animals. Some might find this book somewhat offensive as it assumes both physical and mental differences between the sexes which goes against PC thinking but it is well justified and clearly explained.
I liked the first and this evolved naturally from there and I thought was more compelling than the first.
Pretty limited choice here, I am going say the main character.
I like the time when he was alone, having to make his way across country.
Very good zombie book. A bit procedural like the first but a very well conceived post-apocalyptic world.
Yes, depending on the friend.
Nothing I have ever read, very strange but interesting combination of investigative journalism, environmental doomsday, and travel-log.
I found this book very interesting and can imagine this being a favorite of some people. It is an unusual combination that mostly worked for me. I am of a scientific bend and found this light in that department, little on the fear-mongering side for my taste but only just. I would recommend giving it a try for the novelty if nothing else and you may love it.
Not sure about that.
Not for me.
So I listened to this because I had heard about DFW and wanted to see what he was like. I understand he is very popular and well respected so maybe I am just missing something. He gets really obsessive about stuff that I just don't find that interesting, maybe it is just my personality but I found my mind wondering. He is obviously very smart and it is brilliantly written but the topics bored me. Highly recommended if you love literary analysis and tennis, emphasis on the tennis.
The basic premise with "Supers" being evil was cool.
This was the first.
Not sure about that.
Wait for the video.
I liked the premise but the main character felt pretty juvenile after a while and I got tired of his perspective. Cool world but tiresome main character. I have to be honest that I couldn't finish it.
Probably not, maybe in few years after I have forgotten it.
This is very much a genre book, so I would compare it to other recent zombie stuff although I found this more practical, problem solving oriented and less horror or sensational. It is probably the most like The Walking Dead.
The narrator was fine, no issues but nothing gripping about it.
I liked that the main character was masculine and competent but was also somewhat compassionate and not an unrealistic "hero".
Very well thought out and well written for the most part but it was a genre book that falls into some pulp traps from time to time. The pacing was a bit herky-jerky but moved along nicely. It ended a bit abruptly for me but these are more quibbles. A number of references to the "prepper" culture (e.g. bug-out bag) which seemed a little specific to me.
For me I am looking for the practical aspects of living in a zombie world and this delivered. Don't expect much in the way of character development or emotional storylines.
He is reading his own work and is a practiced speaker so it works well.
This was fun but got a bit repetitive. Would only recommend if you are into Fantasy or want to know what the fuss is about.
This is a religious/science book...that is a contradiction in terms. Look for your science and religion elsewhere.
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