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interesting concept but....

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Évalué le: 2019-10-08

i enjoyed the concept and the historical context of this tale. for some reason though, the story fell flat for me. i do think that some of the heart and soul of this work is lost in translation. the strange pronunciations of the narrator (including the bizarre Marvin the Martian voice for the Princeps) didn't really help.

Great exploration of life in a fictional theocracy

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Évalué le: 2019-09-30

Ann Down should get an Oscar for audio book narration. She brings Atwood's cunning musings to life. The producers of this recording should demand a refund and reparation payments from Bryce Dallas Howard for her god awful performance that should be considered a crime against humanity.

Simple but....

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Évalué le: 2019-04-07

Great intro into the topic for people who have never thought about it before. For someone with even limited experience in the subject it might be a bit too simple. Sometimes the distance between academic writing and science journalism is a bit jarring, and in this case it's due to the very personal, human injections by the author. I would like to read her academic work.

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Great but....

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Évalué le: 2019-03-15

Loved the setting, the intrigue, the lore, and many characters. But the main character was not very interesting and this story was told from her perspective. Even the author's note at the end is all about merlin, her brother. This was a bit of a let down for me.

A literary exercise

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Évalué le: 2018-06-21

I've never read Woolf before and I'm now pretty amped to pick up more. The story was minimalistic but it's rarely just the story that makes a novel. The abundant philosophical reflections on life, death, love, art, family, etc. fill this novel to the brim. I'm eager to experience that again. As an aside, I wonder if professional voice actors are dismayed at Hollywood actors taking the opportunity to saturate another field with their presence. Nicole Kidman did a swell job for most of the reading but you could definitely hear the impact of her surgically altered wonk face on some of her words, like a lingering lip stuck on a tooth at an ill timed moment, or an inability of a paralyzed muscle to respond fast enough for the requisite linguistic gymnastics of a Woolf sentence.

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a fun memoir!

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Évalué le: 2018-02-27

Loved Tiffany's sense of humor and deeply entrenched kindness evident in how she views people and situations.

Super informative!

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Évalué le: 2018-01-27

Overall, this book is a must read for anyone that eats! So interesting how little we know about one of our most basic senses. I hated a few things about this book though - the narrator was not my favorite and i abhorred the way the author insisted on describing the physical appearance of every person he met in the course of his research.