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Jan 23, 2012 01:59PM
not much to say about this one, no great insights, not great storytelling, and a crapload of literary devices that come across as contrived and meager
If this is a THREE star review, I shiver to think that there is somewhere, lurking in a dark alley, a one-star review of a book you actively disliked.
Jan 23, 2012 02:00PM
Richard wrote: "not much to say about this one, no great insights, not great storytelling, and a crapload of literary devices that come across as contrived and meager
If this is a THREE star review, I shiver to t..."
May I direct you to my TWILIGHT review. I hated that book so much I refuse to even link it.
Jan 23, 2012 02:05PM
Oh nay nay nay, I say unto you thrice more, nay nay nay! I shall not sully myself with anything twilit! For all of me, you may summon the forces of fatwa on that ghastly Mormon housewife who perpetrated these vile tomes.
Jan 23, 2012 02:11PM
You asked; I provided. But in my defense I was young and vulnerable, lonely, without direction. WILL THIS SHAME NEVER LEAVE?
Jan 24, 2012 07:17PM
Wonderful review, Gavin. On the Twilight topic, I read it when I was 40 but, in my defense, my wife made me and I received brownie points from her.
Jan 24, 2012 07:29PM
Stephen wrote: "Wonderful review, Gavin. On the Twilight topic, I read it when I was 40 but, in my defense, my wife made me and I received brownie points from her."
Brownie points as a defense works. I was unmarried at the time....SHAME SHAME SHAME!
Sep 09, 2012 04:55PM
Hi Gavin. Thanks for sharing the write-up. I went through a couple weeks of just buying award-winning books and I think this was one of them.
In short, it seems like a decent way to start, but once you know what works and fits for you, it seems better to find like-minded readers here and leverage off of their recommendations.
Good fortune to you,
Jul 28, 2013 08:28AM
I have to agree with you. I loved it at first and was quite intrigued by the premise.... But it lost its luster towards the middle for me
Dec 04, 2014 07:25PM
I see where you're coming from– at first glance (or read, I should say) this comes across as having an extremely broken down, overly simplified yet scientific and diagnostic writing style and voice. But I believe that this point of view is what makes this book great. Keep in mind that it is written from the perspective of someone who has autism, so this unconventional view is to be expected. Christopher analyzes things about his everyday life that I'd never bat an eyelash over. Things that seem like no big deal to us are incredibly difficult for Christopher to go through, and it fascinated me to see his process of coping with it all. I think we'd have to agree to disagree about the amount of great insights and storytelling in this book.
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