. . .a book to be read deliberately, slowly, reflected upon, reread, meditated upon, quietly considered.
Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics.
The presentation is easy to read and the contents are written well. This book will appear to a large constituency in academe, government and in private industry.
The book reads more like a series of individual studies than as the cohesive "story of success" it's supposed to be.
She has written her taming of Mabel like a thriller, slowly and carefully cranking the tension so that your stomach and heart leap queasily towards each other...A sated bird. A grieving woman. Loss. Reward. Remembering. Forgetting. Life has a pattern, it goes on, and though relentless, this is also a balm.
Moonwalking with Einstein is huge fun to read, intellectually rewarding and chronicles a lot of drunk and nerdy behaviour. But what in the end does Foer gain from his newfound capacity for total recall under testing conditions? A good book, certainly, and a better memory – but not vastly better.
Appraising the book by the peak-end rule, I overconfidently urge everyone to buy and read it.
The ending, in which her attacker comes after her once more, is the only part of the plot that feels forced. But the book's overall gritty realism and Melinda's hard-won metamorphosis will leave readers touched and inspired.
I really enjoyed this book, it made me think about the world around me, how grey it is and how much it is in need of more colours. The characters are also relatable. Finally, the vocabulary in this book is amazing...
Brain on Fire is an account – comprehensively, impressively reported – of how this imperviousness was punctured in the most dramatic possible way.
The book is more than just a horror story with a recovery at the end -- although it is that -- because Dugard's survival shows such extraordinary fortitude.
Balancing well-crafted research with insightful windows into the human dimension, Gawande comes up with an analysis that is both thought-provoking and wonderfully written...
This is his best work yet.
As an afterword, the author includes a photo of her smiling, showing off the results of all of the years of pain she endured. Irresistible, funny and touching—a must read for all teenage girls, whether en-braced or not.
What I want to say to the readers out there is this. Read this book, it just might change your life, too. It might make you think about your daily actions in a new way. It might make you think about someone other than yourself, or about how you affect others.
Just be aware that much of what you are reading is not driven by the data, but rather by an effort to be dazzling.
If you’re single, Ansari’s book helps shed light on the everyday encounters that drive you nuts (Why hasn’t he texted back?) while for those who aren’t dating, it provides insight into how the digital age has complicated traditional courting problems. Whatever your lens, it makes for an entertaining read.
...has proved to be the most lasting element of Burnett's literary legacy. Perhaps that shouldn't surprise us, given how ahead of its time it was.
Perhaps Palacio’s most remarkable trick is leaving us with the impression that Auggie’s problems are surmountable in all the ways that count.
This is definitely not a stand-alone book, and after reading Outlander, I couldn’t well just stop there. It is a testament to Gabaldon’s extraordinary skill that Dragonfly In Amber manages to lure us all the way back in, and we are only too willing to follow.