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3.0 out of 5 stars Sagan looks inward, January 8, 2000
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This review is from: Billions and Billions:: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium (Paperback)
I think this book needs to be read mindful of the time frame in which it was written...Sagan was in the ever growing shadows of his looming demise. Despite this, he remains optimistic and compelled, as always, to share his many fascinating insights into the wonders of life in its broadest sense. As a Sagan admirer, I was touched by the unusual introspectiveness of this book which makes it unique amongst his prolific writings. True, this book does not represent the author at his critical and imaginative zenith, but he still presents many wonderful insights into a dazzling array of subjects. This is Carl stepping back and smelling the roses of a remarkably productive and brilliant life. This book is all the more remarkable considering that his awe and optimism reverberate even as he became aware that his time was drawing to a close. A worthwhile read.
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Initial post: Mar 20, 2012 4:00:20 PM PDT
Evan says:
why did you give it three stars?

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 6:20:31 AM PST
What you've written in your review was, well--- kind of sweet. Why DID you give his last work three stars? Colossus and I would like to know.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:58:56 PM PST
Neanderthal says:
Me too !

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 3:52:35 PM PDT
M. Rice says:
i must know! tell me
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