Although written slightly dry, it’s a gripping read. Not as apocalyptic as 1984 or Brave New World, but definitely in that category, as perhaps this near reality scenario is equally frightening. What’s compelling is the total descent into a world without privacy that happens with reason, albeit the wrong kind of reason, and the fact […]
If you want a joyful or entertaining book to read, look elsewhere. Lolita is slow to read and the story itself, dare I say it; boring. Yet Lolita consists of prose perfection on a grim subject, and I learned afterwards that the book helped introduce the idea (and policing) of sex abuse of children in […]
I love Salter’s confidence in writing, his poetic style, his sense of rawness. But the story barely has a narrative, and the story it does tell is generic. Every paragraph filled with a metaphor, which becomes annoying and causes the pace of the book to be sluggish. This book is easy to admire, but for […]
History books normally follow a collection of facts, carefully plotted on a chronicle timeline, devoid of detail, but DeLillo’s Libra blends facts with fiction, and the storytelling to what it meant on both the individuals as well as American society is gripping to its finest details.
Sure, this book requires some getting used to and strike you as odd — but if books are meant to take us places, this one just took me the to the weirdest; inside the mind of the living nor dead. Moreover, is that this is a typical book to read again soon, for it’s full […]
The book shows how people first worshiped nature and animals, then religion, and it shows that our current phase, humanism, is only just that. Do people have a soul? Do we have a consciousness? Aren’t feelings just algorithms? What happens when the future will create better algorithms than our feelings? The book speaks in logical […]
It’s actually multiple interviews between Brawn and Parr, resulting in an excellent read, especially for motorsport enthousiasts. The Art of War is a recurring theme, which doesn’t work that well; the search for strategy for its own sake is a bit of a pity. Also, Parr tests his own thinkings as much as he tries […]
Some chapters are slow, others gripping. The suspense rises throughout the 1300 pages, into something so real that every time I want to check the news or Wikipedia for the fictional events happening in the book.
I like Bob’s wisdom, and I loved the beginning phase of the book. But it got repetitive quickly: if you’ve read a few articles you’ve read them all. What doesn’t help is that it’s all cynical and negative feedback.
This book just starts and never holds back. The quality of Capote’s writing is so impeccable, his attention to details in the characters. Capote could write about a sunny day and make it interesting. This book is a world, real but not the happiest, but one I loved to go back. This book just starts […]