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The (Still) Mad One: The Wife in Space Volume 5 (2016) — Forord — 9 eksemplarer

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Some chapters are fun, poetic and interesting. The book overall is not as good - feels rushed and a bit random.
 
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yates9 | 38 andre anmeldelser | Feb 28, 2024 |
It’s ok, but really, why bother reading a book about Andy Miller reading unless you have a familiarity with Andy Miller reading books already that leads you to read about Andy Miller reading - go read a novel yourself instead. Even then Andy Miller’s book about Andy Miller reading should be 150 pages instead of 300, the conceit can be held aloft about that long fairly well before collapsing like a soufflé.
 
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lelandleslie | 38 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2024 |
Ok, right off the bat, let it be known that I do. not. like. this. author. Haha! Clarification: I like him as an author. As a person, I can't imagine lasting three minutes in conversation. Or even two. Oh but I was forewarned. He says in the intro that he is crude and profane. So I knew that going in---guess I can give him kudos for that.

I put up with giving him the benefit of the doubt for awhile, hoping it would be better (kind of like when you start a new TV series and they have to give you all the shock value stuff at the beginning to "hook" you), but no---he just kept irritating me. The thing is, he was kind of like this speaker at a recent "Bible stuff" conference I went to. When he was good, he was very very good---when he was bad, he was horrid. It was this weird rollercoaster of thinking, "yeah, he's right on" to "man, what a jerk."

The biggest (but probably not really deep) irony for me was that he spends so many words on locker room “humor”, crudity and profanity yet criticizes Dan Brown for being a lousy writer--repeatedly---throughout the entire book. To the point that you wonder if he really has some underlining issues with a guy who can be a international best seller without using hard profanity and high school boy jokes to do it.

But, it gets worse. Not only does he not like Jane Austen (but probably adores Mark Twain) —-he doesn’t get her. Everything he says about the desperate need for money Jane proved wrong in her own life. The only person who really cared about money in P&P was Mrs Bennet. He says, “Fear of poverty was the engine of the novel.” What??? Prattler.

I also really despised all his footnotes. Just put it in the paragraph, dang it.

So what did I like? Well, I'm inspired to read The Sea, the Sea now. That's probably it.

I quit 100 Years of Solitude to read this. Ironically, he quit it too…but he finished and so must I! ("Once you start to give up on books, you may lose the skill of finishing them...") I practiced that skill by finishing his obnoxious book, after all.

Good quote takeaway (and it wasn't even his): "It would be a good thing to buy books if one could also buy the time to read them; but one usually confuses the purchase of books with the acquisition of their contents." --Schopenhaeur
… (mere)
 
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classyhomemaker | 38 andre anmeldelser | Dec 11, 2023 |
Some parts great, some parts really boring.
 
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davisfamily | 38 andre anmeldelser | Dec 11, 2022 |

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