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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book despite unnecessary chapters, February 2, 2011
This review is from: Born to Run (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed this book. The stories of the Tarahumara were interesting and insightful. I also enjoyed learning more about the culture of ultrarunners. However, the book had too many chapters on shameless plugs for barefoot running and anti-Nike slams. Many of the arguements are one sided and show an obvious bias to the author's true employer. Easily ignored is not the fact shoe manufactures cause injury, but the fact that we weigh almost 40 pounds more than our ancestors, then try to go from the couch to a marathon in 4 months.

The book uses the all too common method of alternating chapters. Every other chapter would just take away from the flow of the story. A quarter of the book talking about the theory that our ancestors chased antelopes seemed a bit too much considering there is no credibility or proof.
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Initial post: Jul 2, 2014 6:18:25 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 2, 2014 6:18:59 PM PDT
RedCrow says:
Persistence hunting can be seen in even some modern-day aboriginal tribes. It's not as far-fetched as you think.

Though, it does involve broadening your mind a bit further than the rather cordoned-off expanse you seem to be currently plagued with.

I'm not saying you didn't posit a fair and honest review. I just can't help but notice that it is stained with a rather cynical shade of *sigh*.

The author's "employer" is the logical use of the human foot itself. If that is what he is shameless plugging, then I see no reason for him to ever possess any shame.
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