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Enjoyable and enlightening.....but, please take your time!
on June 4, 2007
I definitely enjoyed reading this book and its many different insights. I'm a notoriously slow reader and the pages still flew by.....but I actually think I went too fast. If you do decide to read this book, I would highly recommend taking a deep breath after 30 or so pages just to sit back and soak in the story and its meaning. There really are a lot of concepts thrown to you at once and it only makes sense to take the time to understand their impact. There's no doubt I will read this again (I'm going through the sequel right now) and will make it a point to slow down a bit.
There were some parts of the book that really hit home for me and others that seems a little "bit much", but, overall, I thought the presentation was done well. Near the end of the book I was a little bit diappointed at how fast the author decribes his life events after college; I guess I was just expecting more meaningful discussion about what he went through. (EDIT: Some of the "holes" are filled in by his other books)
I'm looking forward to seeing the movie adaptation just to compare how Millman's Socate's character translates to the big screen. The most important question I ask myself after I read this book is: "Do I feel that it made an impact (big or small) in my life?" I would definitely say "yes" just for mere idea that past and future are simply subtle barriers that can impede our progress today.