- File Size: 3654 KB
- Print Length: 393 pages
- Publication Date: November 22, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077PMTBHF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,103 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Backstage: A Novel of Secret Agendas, Slow Burn Romance, and Imaginary Cats Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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Imma let you finish whatever you’re currently bored with reading so you’re scrolling through the KU trove to find something short to sneak in. But after that, you need to read this. I desperately need to know another person has read this so I know giggles and smiles so wide and long lasting as to actually burn the cheek muscles have been shared.
Edit: well, schnikeys. My previous excitement feels a little over the top having finished the book. The last half was like a balloon with a slow leak eventually just flopping to the ground.
A few things:
1. The dialogue is done very well.
2. She writes the characters slightly flat, you never get too close to them or truly invested in them but they’re realistic. In fact, everything is very realistic. Almost too realistic. Which leads to the next point.
3. It turns out to be a long play by play of a pretty boring relationship.
4. That being said, this should be required reading for women who want a healthy relationship. I stand by my review purely for that reason. She dissects the interplay between people in a relationship very well and makes you understand exactly how to approach getting what you want. I had never thought of relationships in the context she explains. Perhaps it’s common knowledge and I’m more emotionally stunted than I previously thought but it’s good stuff nonetheless.
All that being said, I’m pretty sure she just gave up teaching us how to be strong women and just sort of stopped writing. The end is analogous of the whole thing. Sort of pointless but in a way that makes you think the author is making a point of it and you’re just not getting it.
The wolrd she built is so stinking cool but nothing actually came of it. I feel like I need to read some sci-fi action novel with gratuitous alien sex now.