This is a collection of essays on cognitive science intersecting with the arts and literature. The narrator or reader must have been told this was a romance novel because she speaks about brain synapses and firing neurons in such a way that I envision some dainty maids bust bursting from her bodice while Fabio steals her away behind a barn.
However, oddly, the recording sounded like a robot with pitches jumping and falling between words as though the words or sounds had been strung together after a pre-recording of individual monemes.
Frankly, I couldn't follow the papers and had to give up entirely on this book.
I'm sure the reader does a fine job with literature but this ain't literature.
I am very used to listening to people who write these sorts of articles, chapters, or papers read their work aloud. It is normal practice to read and listen to such things. I don't have problems when I'm at conferences but could not understand a lot of what was being said here.
I love to hear James Carville talk whether it be clipped insights or impassioned calls to action. I don't think I would have ever read this book but wanted to know what it said. This made it the perfect book to read for a long drive.
It is a type of text I'm not familiar with.
To me it was like listening to a long interview with Greenberg and Carville. While they usually have to glide over stats the book length allows those to be included. While Carville & Greenberg's lives are profoundly important to their message, during interviews where we hear them for a minute here or there everyone assumes we know who they are. We get to hear them tell their story in this book.
I enjoyed it.
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