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Late Bloomers: Short Stories of People Overachieving Without Achieving

2.83  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  14 reviews
“It was six weeks till Christmas. Mollie and Tyler were contemplating where to head to recharge this time. Last year was a success: they went on a transformational retreat in South Africa, a camp combining regeneration of the body and mind: in other words, a week of starvation combined with psychedelic drugs. Mollie felt ecstatic having lost eight pounds in ten days.”

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Hardcover, 87 pages
Published 2018 by Kosmos
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Marko Suomi
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Late Bloomers on hieno ja tarkka ajankuva sekä myös iätön katsaus itsensähehittämisuskonnon valheellisuuteen. 5/5
Reetta Rönkä
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Lukemisesta on jo ehtinyt tovi vierähtää, mutta muistelisin pitäneeni! Hauska pieni kirjanen. Osa tarinoista tuntuu vähän liian övereiltä osoittelevaisuudessaan (että katsokaa nyt näitä hölmöjä suorittajaihmisiä), vaikka samalla ne ovat överiytensä takia just niin osuvia. Tunnistettavia juttuja ja piirteitä esimerkiksi työelämässä. Konsulttiläpät nauratti, koska ne liippasivat vähän liiankin läheltä. Helppoa ja luettavaa englantia, mutta en ikinä osaa enkkutekstejä arvioida jälkikäteen täysillä. ...more
Ville Verkkapuro
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very interesting and intriguing book.
The premise is simple. The book is short and the illustrations very nice and cute.
Something about this still took me by surprise: the stories were very well written. They had a kind of classical quality to them. Something very stylistic. They were also funny, and clever.
Before starting, it felt kind of pretentious that this was all written in English. But when I got going, I understood why: the language was very tight and would maybe not have worked in Finnis
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Marleena
Jan 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Maybe more like 2,5. I wanted to like it, but at sometimes it went a bit overboard and sometimes I felt that the fault was in me. I just didn’t maybe grasp the point in all the stories. I liked the structure though.
Cath Kaleskova
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book tries too hard to be quirky and relevant, but you can't really connect to the characters as the whole story is just a mess. The whole plot is so confusing and the ending is the most cliche message.
Sonja
Jul 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Why was I under the impression, that this was a collection of short stories about real people? I was already disappointed, even before starting. I enjoyed these surreal, satirical vignettes, and how they criticized the current need to develop the self constantly, making all aspects of life all about achieving. However, the flow of this book was all off. The editor did a horrendous job of piecing together something coherent. This felt much more like a first draft (at best) than a finished collect ...more
Linda
May 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Possibly a bit too realistic description of what's going on in today's world. A bit more depth and artistic aspects wouldn't have hurt since the assumed target group already knows how the cookie crumbles. It got better towards the end though and I did enjoy that latter part.
Heini Kivelä
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Surprising easy to read, hard to forget, awakens tons of thoughts.
Titta
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hauskoja ja karmivia tarinoita nykypäivän työ- ja muustakin elämästä, jossa ylisuorittaminen on uusi normaali. Parhaiten jäi mieleen toimistokoira, joka sai potkut koska ei ollut tarpeeksi tehokas.
Mira | I Read Like Phoebe Runs
The second part & the illustrations I liked. Not sure about the rest, which was well written, but... Did not spark anything in me, really. ...more
Madhumita Bharde
It’s one of those- at times, it’s so bad that it’s good.. 😁
Tiia
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Kirja käsitteli tärkeitä aiheita, mutta jäi latteaksi. En ymmärtänyt kaikkia tarinoita ihan kunnolla tai sitten ne ei vaan iskeneet muhun. Kirjan kuvitus ja idea ovat kyllä kauniita.
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Linnea
Jan 01, 2019 added it
Not a book to read before going to bed because the overachieving people made me even more anxious than I was. Nieminen is a sharp writer and she made me laugh several times but she seems to also be awfully right with her depictions of overachievers.

The illustrations were lovely.
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