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This is not a history book

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-22

This book is flawed in a number of ways that I don't care to get into, though it is an entertaining read, I'd take it in its entirety with a huge helping of salt. Also Jared Diamond is not a historian..................

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Dismissive, Depressing & Lacking in Insight

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-31

As a huge fan of The Sublet Art of Not Giving a F*ck I was pretty disappointed with this book. It doesn’t feature any of the insightful information that the previous book was so rich in.

The book seams to lack cohesion, and uniformity of subject matter, and honestly at times it feels like the Author is just taking the p*ss, so to speak. His overall tone sucks, and it just made me want to slap him.

It sounds like this book was something of an existential crisis for the writer, where he behaves poorly, lashes out against anyone and everything he perceives to be ‘stupid’—which may as well be everything as far as Mark’s concerned.

I got virtually nothing of value out of this book, which is stunning considering how meaningful his previous work has been to me.

The whole book boils down to: politics bad, religion bad, pain good, and the robots are coming for us... It’s depressing, it’s reductionist, and it is a damn shame that this is what Mark thought was worth devoting his time to.

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An Intriguing Debut, But Temper Your Expectations

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-08

I'm very happy to see more of this author's work on Audible. Seeing as the second book in this series is already out (and a third is in production) I'm very much interested to see where this story goes.

The second third of the book does feel like it drags on a bit without very much of substance happening. Also I have to say, very little of the plot was surprising or unexpected, and there are a fair few one-dimensional characters. While this book isn't the most engrossing or even the author's best work, it is a solid story, and it may just be the foundation for a great one.

Tim Susman has another pen name of which he's written under for years; I will not reveal it in this review since I can only make assumptions about his reasons for using an alt pen name. That being said, he does give it away on his website, and at the end of this book.

Everyone could benifit from reading this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-07

I'm not one for self help style stuff, but man did this book ever chance my outlook on life. You owe it to yourself to read this book. I reread it usually every six months, or whenever I'm having a rough go of it. Mark Manson really knows his stuff, and he deserves all the credit in the world for this gem.

Second best in the series

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-07

I really enjoyed this entry. You can tell Kyell did a lot of work on this one, and it makes up for the depressing story of the last book. I'd love to see Kyell explore more stories in this universe, or even follow up on per-existing characters. Great performance from Max Miller, absolutely gotta bring him back for future audio books.

Slow Beginning but Good Payoff

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-04

The first half, while an interesting idea, is a little slow. The second half has a surprisingly tragic, yet satisfying story. It's not terribly long, but if you're in the mood for some modern-contemporary gay stories, give it a go.

Decent

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-03

Not as good as the previous entry in the series. but still pretty decent. Give it a go if you're a fan of the first book.

About as dull as the previous entry

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-03

This story-line is just not appealing to me. It lacks all of the the qualities that drew me into Kyell's work in the first place. I wanted to give the series a second chance by checking out the sequel, but came away not thrilled.

Its got problems

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-03

Audio quality is poor and a professional narrator would go a long way. This strikes me as an odd choice since Kyell's other audio books are done by a fantastic narrator. Overall I couldn't get into the story either, this series it seams, just isn't for me.

Kyell's laest inspired work

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-03

You can skip this one and miss out on nothing, that'd be my advice. It's just not exciting, it's not in any way the same magic he managed to capture with Green Fairy, and I'm sad to say that. I'm sad to say this is my least favorite of his books.