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Puzzled...

Global
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 10/10/2020

The story gripped me until the last two hours, when it became uselessly dramatic, therefore predictable. I prebooked the second instalment White at midpoint... now, I doubt I want to go deeper in the story after such an anticlimactic déjà vu end... The Book of the Ancestor trilogy (a masterpiece) got me to confide in Mark Lawrence craft as a writer... but now, I am not so sure... Anyway, this book is worth a buy, if only for the first 16 hours... and the narrator is still so good that it’s painful...

Hidden gem

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

Rédigé le : 19/09/2020

Refreshing blurring of the genres of anticipation literature. It’s a tour de force of writing to have both storyline and characters seamlessly blend fantasy, science fiction and modern fantastic in a powerful narrative.

Wonderful

Global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 18/09/2020

The book adds a dimension to both movies... by situating them in their environment. Strangely, reading the book after watching the movies makes more sense.

How the search for truth... is seen a conspiratorial...

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

Rédigé le : 17/09/2020

This book is not an indictment of Trump and his system. It simply sheds a spotlight on the systems and practices put in place to mass produce populist uprisings in the Western World... and, now, around the world. Political and governmental institutions in the US and beyond owe the public an explanation about Trump rise to power. The corporate world needs to tell the world why it remained silent, since they don’t seems to apply the same restraint when it comes to denounce “activist” politicians or public figures... And... news organisations must be investigated for their complicity!!... This is not an angry book or a call to arms, but rather a detailed statement of facts that have long been in the public domain and were strangely actively ignored... with the consequences we know today from Trump election, to the Brexit vote, the deepening of income inequality around the world... And it is above all a reminder that by constantly vacating our seat at the table... we shouldn’t be surprised to end up as an item on the menu.

Eye opening

Global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 05/07/2020

The author gives tools to help understand ourselves better, and others. It’s the perfect starting point to delve into one’s behaviour and analyze the work to be done to become the person one wishes to be.

Important to listen

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

Rédigé le : 22/06/2020

Very informative and important text. And a MUST READ!!! Nevertheless, it’s missing a part of the story. The United States of America have helped many countries (Indonesia, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Israel, Egypt, Hungary, Poland...) into subverting their own democratic systems... as imperfect as those were for many of them... and, many times, it happened before DJT... and then it has been accelerated under him. The Eastern European revolutions against communism must not be considered as panacea... The intention of the book is laudable, but its blind spots will be exploited to justify both the failings of newly liberated democracies and the arguments pointing at those failings to say “why bother? it was for naught...”

A must read for any man

Global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 07/06/2020

The information and resulting education from this book are fundamental introduction to women’s health. As a man, I realized that I knew next to nothing about the relationship between women and healthcare, and the structural and mental barriers that prevent them, let alone us, to decently care for themselves. And why start with sexual health? Because it is “the concern” men are intimately involved with and have a strong influence on... from the height of our prejudices and egos... Disclaimer: this isn’t the author “battlecry”, just the realization that even with the best of intentions, we preach from a perch of beliefs shaped by ignorance. By reading this, we won’t become better men, but do something a lot more important: allow the women in our lives to care for themselves in a sane and healthy state of mind... Please read it.

A writer in the making... but not there yet...

Global
3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 06/04/2020

The story is entertaining and well researched, specifically on the topic of chivalry. It’s not deep knowledge, but it’s pleasant the author understood that depicting this world and its traditions as accurately as he could would make it wonderful enough... Now to the disappointments: 1. in the last third part of the book, there are too many plot twists that give a false sense of suspense... a bit like those black&white movies where the hero shoots thousands of rounds without ever reloading... while facing foes at every corner 2. as a result of the above, too many passages are there for filling 3. most of the characters have too many debilitating burst of feelings that would render them dangerous on a battlefield and, in spite of the many happy turns of fate, would have caused the doom of any battleforce... and this has nothing to do with the possibilities offered to characters in the world of fantasy... since, the author is pitching human armies against hellish combatants, but in a classical warfare setting 4. while the author described with accuracy the practice of chivalry, he completely failed to grasp the “practice” of war and the psychology of a soldier/warrior... that hasn't changed over millennia since the first men went to war... Allow me to make myself clear on the last two points: a. knights riding to battle is literally the modern equivalent of thousands of soldiers in humvees charging at each other... as you can imagine, there would be no occasion for soul searching or to wallow in the woes of past memories... b. there’s a focus required in battle that does not allow for pause and reflection in the middle of intense fighting... because it would not only endanger the individual in question, but would definitely cause the death of his/her fellow comrades... and there are no “ifs” in this case... read “the Peloponnesian wars” accounts (a war in antiquity, but the practice of warfare is close to that of the middle-ages, times of knights)... and you’ll understand these fighters were highly trained professionals and with a focus of steel that would never have allowed them to lapse in battle as the protagonists often do in the novel I point these facts, because if the author had researched the psychology of combatants as he did that of their environment and traditions... this book would have been a gem... because the inventiveness of the story itself is to commend...

Wonderful !!!

Global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 25/10/2019

YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS!!! Sadly too short.... NB: the minimum word count to leave a review is mighty stupid!!!

Histoire qui se tient... mais énorme problème!

Global
2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 13/10/2019

L’histoire se tient, mais l’écriture est ampoulée. Je l’avais inutilement trouvé long, lors de la lecture... en dépit d’une histoire intéressante... malheureusement, ce défaut est magnifié à l’écoute. Ensuite, je me demande si cela vient de l’auteur ou du narrateur... mais le subreptice remplacement de “grand Niger” par “grand Nègre” (4h et 38mn dans la lecture) est INACCEPTABLE!!!