Yes, definitely. I liked the story, I was very entertained, but also there is a large amount of information which I would like to review and reconsider.
I would compare this book with books like Auerbach's Mimesis in that it traces an idea, a philosophical idea from its earliest manifestation to our own times.
The first chapters on the life of Pogio are very entertaining. I think Greenblatt paints a very realistic picture and conveys what it must have been like during those years, searching for manuscripts and translating them.
The book deserves to be considered highly. The information it deals with seems to have transformed the way we presently think about natural phenomena, and yet, there seems to be a sort of blind spot between what we now consider the truth about the physical world and how we got there. This books seems to deal with that.
The author presents Kant's philosophy as something that is easy to understand and follow, although I had to listen to it various times to see that it was always that easy to grasp.
I think there is no disparity, there is no dissonance between the book's narrator and one's own in-head narrator.
I had read many things on Kant, had tried to read Kant directly a couple of times but was always beaten by the vocabulary, the huge amounts of cultural and philosophical baggage one must bring along in order to keep reading. I think this book made it very graspable and friendly.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.
I'm not sure the question is pertinent. I think the book is memorable because it has great and useful information, such as the the ways in which one can organize the material of an argument or, and this perhaps most particularly, the flaws of other's arguments
This is a great audiobook, the author and narrator is very entertaining, his observations very keen, his information relevant. It's one of those books which does two things: it makes you want to hear it again and again, and makes you want to explore other of his works.
The narrative skills of the author are excellent. I had seen the movie a few years ago, and I thought perhaps the book wouldn't be as exciting as the movie, but I was mistaken, the book is another experience altogether.
I knew the plot from the movie, but more than the plot what kept me hooked was the ability of the narrator to tell the story, to create characters, dialogue that are interesting to imagine and experience.
Chigurh no doubt is a very strong character. He comes across as a real being, a very strange fellow, but very credible. Ed Tom, the Sheriff, who is the narrator of the book is also very interesting since it is through his point of view that we experience the action.
I don't think it is the kind of books which makes one cry or laugh. Yes, at the end there is some reflexion on evil and wars and the difficulties of life; all these things can sort of get you into a melancholic mood, but all of it very much part of the deal; one knows these sort of things are on the writers mind, specially if one has read other of his books, or seen the films.
I was hooked from the first paragraph to the last. I don't recall ever being bored throughout the narration. If anything, I had wished the book to be longer.
I must say that Don Juan is ranked in my mental list among the best books I've listened
The whole book is composed of memorable moments, I don't think I'll forget the episode when Don Juan is almost caught, hiding under the bedsheets at Donna Julia's, nor when Lambro, the pirate father of Haidee discovers Don Juan sleeping with his daughter or the Dudù episode.
I don't know if Don Juan must be remembered by scenes; rather I think it is the verse, his opinions, etc. which make the book have favorite parts. The poet is very witty and outspoken, but perhaps most importantly, very creative and intelligent. I'm always smiling with things like: "The world is full of strange vicissitudes, and here was one exceedingly unpleasant: A gentleman so rich in the world's goods, handsome and young, enjoying all the present, just at the very time when he least broods on such a thing is suddenly to sea sent, wounded and chained, so that he cannot move, and all because a lady fell in love". Etc.
Yes, the book made me laugh the whole time and also gasp with amazement at all the incidents.
I am very happy with this audio book. It has been an amazing experience, better than I expected.
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