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Top Customer Reviews
Revealing too much of the plot would spoil the fun, but the author is clearly thinking big, and swinging for the fences. Highly recommended!
Jorgensen's characters are fully figured, and you'll learn new things about each of them, almost up to the last page. Their motivations are complex and often un-speak-able; if the synopsis --- if the idea of being offered an envelope or $10 million --- doesn't excite you, if you wouldn't at least hesitate if you were tendered that choice, then the choices the characters make will be unfathomable.
You will need that spark of curiosity to enjoy Speculation, but you don't need to be a historian of philosophy. The writing is very kind when it comes to academic subjects --- and it comes to them frequently. Jorgensen neither prattles, boring readers well acquainted with his subject, nor does he ignore readers who are unfamiliar. His explanations are short, breathless, and give no sign of showing off --- each idea, present because it is necessary, is explored exactly as far as necessary, and no further than necessary.
It would be a pleasant book at any price; at *this* price, there is no question: if the synopsis has you intrigued, buy it. You'll not feel you wasted any time in Speculation.
If you go into this book thinking the mystery element will be central to the story, you will likely end up as other reviewers...bored and disappointed.
I admit, the book can get a little blah, but the mental back-n-forth intrigued me enough to keep going.
Was the ending the pay-off I wanted? Ehh. I mean, it got the job done, I suppose.
I would prob give this book between a 3 and 4, but closer to a 3.
This is not to say the previous 69+ books I've read weren't good books, but none of them have stimulated me intellectually the way this book has. I can't wait to read your next book and was disappointed to find out this was the only gem you have written.
I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially someone looking for a intelligent mystery. I RARELY read a book twice (haven't since I was a teenager) but this is one I plan to read again and again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Maybe it just wasn't my type of story, but I did not enjoy this book. The only reason I finished was to know how it ended, but getting there was painful.Published 2 months ago by monksmom01
Good read, but it has a lot of flaws in development of the characters...needed more in depth on personalities of characters at the earlier stage of the read... Read morePublished 14 months ago by P. L. Carter
This book was a little too scientific for me. I enjoyed the end, though, even though it was somewhat predictable.Published 16 months ago by Mary J. Henry
Very well written. The characters were distinct and each had their own voice. Really enjoyed walking through the logic of the characters decisions and motivations. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Richard Molnar
It took a while to get into this story, but then I wanted to know how Andrew would choose, I was hooked .Published 23 months ago by Kimberly Zimmer
I absolutely loved this book. It was thought provoking and thrilling. It has been a long time since I read a book I could not put down. This was one of those books.Published 23 months ago by greeneyes
Even as I'm rating this book, I'm not sure if it is a grand book, or just a misguided story. The first criterion that I consider when I rate a book is: Is it difficult to put... Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by GinnyReader
I got this book for free as part of an Amazon promotion (Kindle Fire). It is OK for that price ($0), but I would not pay one dollar for it. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Just a guy