After reading mixed views on this book I was expecting him to paint some of the others in a horrible light. He didn't. He balanced his criticisms withAfter reading mixed views on this book I was expecting him to paint some of the others in a horrible light. He didn't. He balanced his criticisms with some praise and recognition of the good things that were done, at least by Boukreev. He was less inclined to praise Pittman but I don't feel he exaggerated on her character. It is impeccably researched and Krakauer also is the first to point out his own flaws and mistakes and owns his part in the tragedy. ...more
**spoiler alert** I honestly don't know how to rate this. The reason is I left my ratings for Twilight at 5 stars because when I was 16 and in love wi**spoiler alert** I honestly don't know how to rate this. The reason is I left my ratings for Twilight at 5 stars because when I was 16 and in love with the books that's what I rated them. Years later and lots of new perspectives would not have me rate it that high. Since this book is essentially the same thing, AND I liked Beau better than Bella, it should stay a 5 even if it doesn't deserve it.
Anyway, my main problems aren't even with the book itself it's with Stephenie Meyer.
She begins her forward to the book by saying "IM SO SORRY". Okay, so even the author doesn't like this book so that makes me excited for it (not). Basically she's apologizing because she's still butt hurt someone leaked midnight sun a billion years ago. Whatever. Then she says this story made her "like" the twilight world again. Sounds like more butt hurt to me. She makes it clear that she basically wrote this to appease the feminists that hate twilight. Well she failed. She thinks it is disliked because Bella is a damsel in distress. WRONG. (At least for me). The reasons women are pissed off is because Bella is obsessed, lets Edward control her and treat her like a child, wasn't bothered by him spying on her in her sleep, and then when you finally think she has a brain in BD she screws it up by choosing death with Edward over being with her child. So Steph, you're not fixing any of that by writing this from Beau's perspective, although you did make him less whiny and dramatic and that was nice.
THEN Stephenie says he developed a little more "OCD" than Bella. Okay... First of all OCD is not an adjective. He either has it or he doesn't. So if he HAS OCD then it would be obvious right? Well no. It's thrown in as a cutesy trait about two times when he organizes some cupboards. So thanks for perpetuating mental illness stereotypes and doing no Research whatsoever on real OCD.
So now moving on to her afterward. Again begins by being apologetic for blabbing on about Beau and Edythe more. Then says she's not apologizing, like she's already anticipating all the negative reviews of this book. She has no confidence in herself anymore which is obviously why she can't write more books instead of rewriting Twilight with new names. She also makes another point to the feminists that Beau is turned into a camp so quickly NOT because he is a boy. Well DUH we know he can't pop out a Renesmee later, that's why.
The most annoying thing? Her apologetic stammering and lack of self worth at all. Just OWN it. Be like yeah, I wrote Twilight, I made millions of dollars so jokes on you bitch! Now I'm gonna go write something better because I learned a lot from that experience and I'm going to quit whining!
This only took me about an hour to read, although I skipped all the scientific explanations because I don't need any convincing that carbs and sugar aThis only took me about an hour to read, although I skipped all the scientific explanations because I don't need any convincing that carbs and sugar are addicting.
The book is very straightforward and easy to understand, and the author himself had diabetes and has lost 60lbs from this diet so it's nice to have his own personal testimony to back it up.
I've already cut out desserts before reading this. So idk if I'm going to follow his diet (3 days of "shakes" only, followed by two weeks of strict no carbs, and then adjustment to your life after that and how you want to continue) or simply continue to cut out an addictocarb one at a time. Either way this book confirmed a lot of what I already suspected and has given me more confidence in my decision to cut out these foods.