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"A brave work of electrifying intelligence and passion, optimistic and revolutionary, destined to endure." (New York Times Book Review)
"Ranks among the truly important books of the year. Professor Becker writes with power and brilliant insight." (Publishers Weekly)
The narator, the capacity to elect the narator's speed of voice on the cell phone app., the amazing content of the book.
Tone of voice, clearity.
The best book I have ever read!!!!
I don't know exactly what I was expecting, but this was not it, unfortunately. I was there with the author through his explanations of humanity's quest to live forever, but was less interested as he went on to delve into Freud's theories on love, sex, and fetishism. Finally, when the author gave credence to Freud's view that homosexuality is a character flaw and a disease, I lost all respect.
While perhaps timely in its day, Becker's attempt at answering "why" left me asking, "Why did I buy this book?" Esoteric and uninspired, Becker loses his audience in the first 30 minutes, where he discusses not his subject but himself - at great length. Readers would do better to leave this fossil in the navel-gazing '70's and instead read the classics of the genre, those which Becker proudly boasts he ignores.
Can I get my money back because I can't stand the narrator?
I don't know. anyone.. sorry, I just couldn't take it.
It is an interesting trip into another time of rigid arrogant templates for human misery, temporary or permanent. I was amazed at exactly how rigid and how accepted and lauded Freud's theories are. That is the only thing that kept me listening to the end.
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