PROFIL

Maria Withrow

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The ending is the book

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 29.03.2020

I feel like the first half of the book is forced and unimaginative. The stories are very cliche and predictable and the writing lacks the descriptive imagery that Aciman is known for. I don't know if this was in purpose as to show the muted life which Oliver and Elio led while apart from one another, or if this was on behalf of a lack of passion in the stories themselves. The profound commentary on life and on human beings themselves only appears once Oliver is drunk and the book after that point. I feel that the story of Elio's father's romance was unnecessary or could have been told more succinctly or at least with less contrived diction. I do very much like the ending and I like the glimpse into Oliver's life and wish that more time had been spend on his life without Elio and his yearning for the life he left behind. Likewise I feel that more time could have been spent on Elio's life as opposed to his father's.

Good book for coming of age teens

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 26.03.2020

The book is very simply in it's writing but tells a nice story. It's very cliche at times, but it's a good book for showing some of the confusion surrounding coming of age times.

American Greed

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 26.03.2020

I like the book because it puts a lot more emotion into the issue. When he talks about the Americans who made too little to pay their bills but too much to apply for Medicaid that's talking about me as well. I like how he makes the book about people and their stories as opposed to numbers and statistics. I think the only thing that's hard for me to wrap my head around is the belief that people will do good. this was definitely an eye opener for me about the extremes to which the US healthcare system goes. I respect the author for his Goodwill and his efforts for change, but it's hard for me to believe that this alone will change the system. I think the call for transparency needs to come from the government because patients often don't have the time nor the know how to search out healthcare themselves. We don't know when a surgeon is worth the price and we , without experience or connections, don't have the abilities to find out. Even if one were to have connections and know-how, as the author does, the process is overwhelming and not one which could easily be done in a time of duress. the call needs to come from above and we need a president who is a good enough person to answer that call. We need the citizens to call for reforms which better reflect the EU system and we need to put regulations in place which make transparency a legal action instead of a consumer driven call. All in all I think this is a good first step in the right direction and the book was well written in displayed just how backwards the system is.

The San Clemente Syndrome

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 24.03.2020

This is the most beautiful story I've ever heard. The imagery which Aciman uses stirs in me feelings long forgotten and takes me back to my youth. This coming of age book is written so eloquently that I feel the author is telling my own story and the story of so many others. I've read the book twice now and have seen the movie three times and each time the story makes me feel something new. Arnie Hammer's stunning rading of the story sounds as if it were his own story to tell. The passion behind his words made me feel every emotion.

A log of the journey, not a story

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 21.03.2020

This book is a very detailed log of Powell's adventure and is interested from the geological perspective, but as a common listener it lacks an interesting storyline. it is very much a log of what happened as opposed to a story of what happened. I did however find it interesting to hear about the Native American tribes.

One of the best books I've read

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 20.12.2019

I loved this book and finished it really quickly. I work as an engineer in the medical field and found every aspect of this book enlightening. From the human errors which can occur, to the need for further training opportunities to doctors, to the unexplainable ocourances and intuition of doctor's, this book sheds light on the difficulties that this profession faces. It's an honor to work in a field where I can help surgeons to better and more efficiently perform and I was very excited to read this book from cover to cover.

Story of Grand Adventure

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.11.2019

This book is very reminiscent of "The Endurance" tale of Earnest Shackleton, although the circumstances and leadership was extremely different. I am amazed at the endurance of these men and of the daring courage which drove them into the Amazon.

must read for trying to maximize time

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 26.10.2019

I really enjoyed this book, I found that it talked to some of the ways I already take advantage of my time to learn, but it also pointed out more that I could be doing with my white space to learn. I like the personal allegories and how the author pointed out how his knowledge has benefitted him in making weak ties. This book is a must read for anyone trying to maximize their time to further themselves, and really applies to everyone.