Although there are some things that bothered me in the writing style, this book actually surprised me. The story is good and the characters excellent....moreAlthough there are some things that bothered me in the writing style, this book actually surprised me. The story is good and the characters excellent. So very refreshing! I was actually expecting that the book would be bad, but I was still prepared to buy the first volume and see for my self, mainly to support an independent author. Now I am very pleased that I did, and fully intend to support him further by buying the other two books in the trilogy.
It started a bit slow, which is normal when you're introducing your characters, and I wasn't really sure it was going anyw...moreSo... how to rate this book?
It started a bit slow, which is normal when you're introducing your characters, and I wasn't really sure it was going anywhere I'd like to go. I've had my trepidations about this book since the very first time I saw it's cheezy cover, and I will admit that I went into the read at least in some way having done the proverbial judging of the book by it's cover.
As the story wound up, however, I was happily surprised by an entertaining and action packed story that made it difficult to stop reading. Always a good sign.
The book is hardly without faults, neither in the story nor in the grammar/spelling department, and although not too horrid they still cost the book a half-star. None the less, it was a brilliant read and I definitely plan on reading the next book in the series. I would definitely recommend it to the Sci-Fi readers out there look for a fun and quick read.(less)
A great book that refused to let me go and kept me up the whole night long despite being tired. Dalglish just gets better and better with every book a...moreA great book that refused to let me go and kept me up the whole night long despite being tired. Dalglish just gets better and better with every book at maintaining the suspense and the thrill.(less)
I do not generally read these kinds of books (I'm more into fiction) but I was very pleasantly surprised by this book.
Blake Stevens takes the reader...moreI do not generally read these kinds of books (I'm more into fiction) but I was very pleasantly surprised by this book.
Blake Stevens takes the reader on a pretty personal journey through his finances and tries to answer the oft pondered question of "How can anyone make so much money and yet not be able to pay their bills?"
He is one of the much loved 1%. He makes about as much in a month as I make in a year and spends more in a weekend than I make in a month! So how, might one ask, can anything he has to say have anything to do with my life? The life of the 99%?
The answer is simple. What Mr. Stevens has to say has *everything* to do with my life. It doesn't matter how little or how much we make. What matters is how we spend it, and most importantly that we don't spend more than we need. As someone who's been on the edge of bankruptcy before, the lessons taught in this book ring very true. Despite the actual numbers being quite ridiculous to see on paper, I see myself in almost every single anecdote, in every problem, in every fault. I have already discovered for myself some of the advice written here, but others are new and I hope to implement them as well.
When I was 20, I was EXTREMELY stupid with regards to money. At 30 I was quite a lot less so, but still stupid enough. Maybe with the advice in this book (and a little bit of luck) I may yet see things change even further for the better.
Here's hoping I won't still be stupid at 40, and maybe.. just maybe, I may be able to claim that I'm "Finally smart at 50" ;)(less)