Rédigé le : 16/10/2016
Loved this book. Very comprehensive, and an interresting and at times eye opening read. Not afraid to tackle tabous, and a pretty honest look at history, i think.
Rédigé le : 18/09/2016
This book was written as a commercial. It took an effort of will to finish it, it was soooo annoying! The info is mostly ok, nothing new, just annother low carb diet book. But the style is just impossible! At times it was down right condescending!
I've been eating low carb for almost 6 months now and lost over 10 kilos. I started after reading Grain Brain, and realising that i was probably insulin resistant and at any rate quite a slave to carbs. But had i read this book first, i doubt i would have ever started, the tone would have soooo put me off, i got annoyed avery 5 minutes or so! Luckily i've only decided to take a look at this now in case it had some hidden gem. I haven't found any, appart from the realization that JJ's style is not compatible with my personality and i should probably stay away from her books.
Rédigé le : 30/05/2016
Very interesting story, and i really liked how it was written. The characters are very engaging, and the whole scenary is very vivid. It is a very well reasearched book, and well worth reading.
Rédigé le : 16/05/2016
This is a wonderful book for kids. Very funny and imaginative. Adults who like Terry's style and witt will undoubtably love it too! Great fun!
Rédigé le : 21/03/2016
As a scientist, though in a completely different field, i understand very well how this could have happened. Unfortunately, we are all liable to become victims of our egos, and treat our ideas as revelations making us prophets of truth, and anyone who has a different oppinion a heretic. Science is passion, and where there is passion there may also be blindness if we are not watching ourselves and consciously staying open minded. Needles to say, the growing pressure to publish ever more quickly and the focus on the quantity rather than the quality of the science is not conducive to open minded inquiery. I am saddened to see the situation is the same in medical science. I have been looking for a review of the dietary science behind healthy diet guidelines as i could not reconcile some of my own observations on my path to a healthy life with the accepted dogma. This book is providing a great review of the literature and clarified the situation a great deal. Now i understand why the dogma doesn't work, and where my reactions come from. I have suspected for some time that i was addicted to sugar and had noticed eating carbs tended to keep me hungry. Now if i could just as easily become a meat eater as it was understanding why carbs are fattening it would be great! I've spent most of my life eating meat more as a side dish, and never found it particularly paletable, especially when it comes to red meet, like beef or lamb. That's not likely to make curbing my carb addiction easy, but i'll live with it.
Rédigé le : 17/12/2015
This book is awesome! Such truth! It should be required reading for all, but especially for teachers and parents, and all who shape young creative minds! Loved it!
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Rédigé le : 22/08/2015
Beautifull telling! I enjouyed it tremendously! The telling of the story from Loki's point of view is very authentic. Gripping and filled with humour. Sooo "Loki"!
The narrator did a great job! But then again i liked his way of storytelling from before. He puts passion in the reading, i feel he does a great job of first person narative.
Strongly recommend this listen to anyone who wants to escape into myth for a day and likes to contemplate the complexity of the human experience. It's a great mirror into what drives us and how we weave our stories to explain our choices to ourselves. But be careful, you might not be able to stop listening once the storry grips you, and it grips you quickly! Fair warning!