- File Size: 2412 KB
- Print Length: 91 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Agostino Scafidi (December 31, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 31, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HMCPBLC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#4,399,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #4736 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Consciousness & Thought
- #14013 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Consciousness & Thought
- #80945 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
The Invisible Papers Kindle Edition
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This missive makes you think, a rare thing these days - including education, which, in theory, is supposed to broaden minds rather than spoon feed for results or narrow for control. Here we have something that questions and explores many avenues and forces the reader to take note of far more than what celebrities are wearing.
Yes, an interesting read, not to be taken lightly.
‘However if you look deep enough into anything, sense is always there to be made, wouldn’t you agree?’
The place of the narrator is to represent us, our innermost intimate voice, it’s a brutally honest, unapologetic exploration of life in all its forms and ideologies, self-imposed and otherwise. My initial thoughts of what I was reading was to believe this was an unrelenting and challenging read, possibly due to my inner distrust in distrust of things.
With the tackling of such subjects as who we are individually, an analysing of society and on the hypocrisy of the human mind in terms of our mistrust of society and each other. The need to not conform or integrate entirely within the inherent rules of said society but to keep that part of us which makes us exclusive. I found myself stopping periodically to just muse on the constant questions and views that were brought up.
Calling for a lot of self analysing and doing a bit of my own over this review, I realise that I probably paint a bit of a dark picture. This can be acutely probing work but it is well-balanced with a positive air, an encouragement to unashamedly live life as you want to. There is a lot of critical thinking and inquisitiveness to be had – sadly these days people just don’t get taught to think in such ways – and to work out what makes them tick and question their own motives..
Anyone who wishes to ponder, for a time, on life and the way we are as a society will have more than enough material here for a good few years. For this review I scrolled back through the pages and decided I liked this book even more than I thought I did the first time around. I put that down to the sheer amount of potential topics to while away those solitudinous hours that life deigns to throw our way.
This is a book of its time, at no other point in history have we been able to analyse ourselves and others with such a vast wall information and opinion that comes at us from all conceivable angles everyday. It is that overload which actually makes this claustrophobic piece of inner thought a relief. For anyone who likes to read undisturbed, what better way than to be alone with one voice (well two if you count your own) in your head.
I believe it is important to know that this is in no way an exaggeration - he truly is an artist/writer of the highest caliber, and The Invisible Papers is splendidly consistent with this level of artistry.
Please know I do not say this lightly - with this book, Mr Scafidi has offered us a work which is impeccably written, quintessentially resplendent, and with a powerful, deeply moving message...so much so that I (humbly and respectfully) believe it is important to say that he has truly made the world a better place through his splendid effort. His book genuinely makes one look within oneself in order to discover what is really inside - which unto itself, can often be frightening exercise (and is SO quite important to do). Once one begins reading, it really truly IS difficult to put down. – Dr. Glen Hepker (author of “A Glimpse of Heaven: The Philosophy of True Health)
This is how "The Invisable Papers" is.
I have not read a book in the monologue form that this book is in before.
I highly recommend this book as it will truly make you think. It will make you ask core questions about our world today.
Here is a quote:
"Hurting people around you with worry, words and possibly even action. A typical story for so many households, it could be the exception or the rule. It all depends on, well what does it depend on? How does such a circumstance come to be dealt out? Who is judged to be the recipient of a certain life situation? Does anyone really deserve to be subjected to these things? One guesses we’ll never really know. All one can hope for is the wisdom to end its cycle in each one’s own life."
If you enjoy true thought provoking books, this is one for you.
If you are interesting in purchasing this book for yourself, go to the Amazon page for this book: The Invisable Papers.
*Thank you to the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for my review. All reviews are not influenced in any way. All opinions are totally my own and not influenced in any way.
You can not easily describe the plot of this book as there really is none. At first you feel as if you could be reading someones diary or listening to many different conversations. Monologue.
I have to say in all honesty it covers many different topics, thoughts & attitudes. It is fictional but at the same time it really get’s you thinking about yourself and possibly how you and your attitude could easily come across to others. It is very thought provoking and I really loved the quirky style in which it was written.
I highly recommend this book, especially if you enjoy a book with no real beginning nor end, and I mean that in a positive way. For me it was a breath of fresh air, very different from what I typically read.
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