Un Caos Organizado Caos Organizado itibaren Beerabbi, Karnataka 583216, Hindistan
Bu kitap, bilime dayalı ırkçılık ve bağnazlık tarihi boyunca fantastik bir yolculuktur. Bilimlerdeki geçmişimle, tarihte o kadar çok insanın yaptığı hataya eğilimliyim ki, karmaşık insan etkileşimleri toplumu sıralayacak şekilde ölçülebilir. Bu kitap, zekanın sosyal normlara dayanan, bilim tarafından rütbesinin en büyük özenle kullanılması gereken eterik, çok yönlü ve çeşitli bir kavram olduğunu göstermektedir.
FAC-Forward Air Controller'ın bakış açısından bir hesap. Küçük bir Cessna veya Piper tipi uçakta uçup Vietnam Savaşı sırasında yer saldırı uçağını hedeflerine yönlendiren adam. İyi yazılmış, gerçekçi (en azından anlayabildiğim kadarıyla) ve bu perspektiften karşılaştığım tek kitap, muhtemelen bu adamların çok yüksek kayıp oranı nedeniyle. Bu savaşa farklı bir bakış açısı getiren iyi bir okuma.
Die Toccata unter den Biographien, die man zu Jeder der vier Jahreszeiten lesen kann, auch ohne crystalklares Da Doo Ron Ron. So gut, I could have taken five of them, Or cut him till he cried out, in his anger and his shame "I am reading, I am reading". He can play the piano like a ring and a bell and ev'rybody screamed: Come on, rock me Hans. Für ungelibergte Menschen: Einfach ein aussergewöhnliches Buch, von einem aussergewöhnlichen Mann. Sehr gut geschriebene, manchmal unerwartete, sehr eingängige, ehrliche und witzige Autobiographie, die ich in einem Rutsch durchgelesen habe. Die Anekdoten sind menschlich, lustig, glaubwürdig und helfen Hans Liberg und seine Motivation zu dieser einzigartigen, exzentrischen Karriere nachvollziehbar aufzuzeigen. Für Fans und Bewunderer des Maestro ein "must have".
Chick lit. Cried like a baby on the chapter about the older couple. Very easy read which was nice.
When you think of books required to consider yourself ‘well read’ one book that is often in that list is Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. I’ve been told that watching Apocalypse Now doesn’t count; but if you have read and seen the movie, fun can be found spotting the similarities. Heart of Darkness is a difficult book to read but if you stick with it, there is a certain elegance in the novel, as well as the fact it’s heavily symbolic. One of the more interesting aspects of this novel is the narrative style. It’s not narrated by the protagonist Marlow but an unnamed listener of his stories. Almost like the narrator is the reader, standing there listening to Marlow tell his tales. This is happening while the boat anchored on the River Thames near London, thou his tails are of him captaining a steamship in Africa. The blend of feeling like a shipmate listening to the tales, and the fact that Marlow struggles to talk about the torments, makes this an excellent representation of the Duality of human nature. While it was a fantastic book, the writing style did make it difficult to enjoy this book as much as I wanted to.
If ever a book came into my life at exactly the right time, saying exactly the right thing, it was Eat Pray Love.
This was the first book I've read by James Buchanan and I admit I'm impressed. The way various elements of the story were woven together made this book hard to put down, with the story flowing smoothly along. Both Brandon and Nicky are interesting characters who despite their differences work well together as a couple. So the romance part of the book was easy to get into, and I couldn't help but wish for a happy ending for them. And the HFN end was a great way to end the book considering Brandon is still basically in the closet so anything else would have been unbelievable. At the same time, the crime solving plot line was worked seamlessly into the story, and kept my attention on the book, trying to figure out how everything will be worked out in the end. That said, I did have some slight problems with the book. Namely I was getting somewhat impatient at how during the investigation, when we saw how everything was starting to tie together, the various detectives and Nicky for some reason didn't appear to be working together so it felt like a case of the left arm not knowing what the right arm was doing. But, seeing as that's probably the case in real life it wasn't enough to hinder my enjoyment in the book. Another thing that bothered me was the "fight" we hear about Brandon and Nicky having. While I get that Brandon is closeted and paranoid about it, the way he treated Nicky was awful and I'm not sure a simple sorry should have fixed it. Thankfully his behavior improved as the book progressed, so again it didn't bother me too much in the end. On a side note, I was left wondering WTH did Nicky ever see in Jack.