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Nishant Sharma

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Masterpiece!

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Reviewed: 05-02-21

This should be mandatory reading/listening for everyone. The author is able to put forth arguments of different ideas of justice and also his own conception with very convincing points. The way he brings Aristotle, Kant, Mill and Bentham in modern issues is just beautiful!

Great but chapters are not numbered correctly

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Reviewed: 30-01-21

With lots of examples, the author has illustrated the problem of lack of political and moral deliberations and letting the market take all those decisions by default. Very nice read but the only problem is that this version has no sense of chapters and sections.

Solid research and a very engaging read

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Reviewed: 27-01-21

The book tells the story of Indian independence and partition through the intermingled life stories of 5 chief protagonists. What I loved is the ability of the author to weave intricate details, gossips and quirks of these people into the broader chronological narrative.
Accessible to all, it would be really interesting for Indians to compare it with the history of independence taught in our schools.

Simple yet profound

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Reviewed: 01-11-20

Loved this simple story about a young boy trying to make sense of the world and his own complex identity at the same time. Narration also does justice to this masterpiece.

So beautiful!

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Reviewed: 06-10-20

The story, the characters, the subject and the raw emotions are so wonderfully portrayed by the author. The autobiographical biography of his mother/parents deals with mental health, particularly bipolar disorder and does not fail to leave its mark on the readers/listeners. The narrators voice is most suited for this and adds to the experience.

Amazing read and great narration by Sherlock!

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Reviewed: 21-09-20

The author tries to grapple with the single most important question - what is time!? And of course there is no answer but the way he puts forth the science and the philosophy involved makes the book so special. I'll have to read /listen again to grasp the complex science and other ideas which even after the author's simplification, remain puzzling for me.

Overall nice

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Reviewed: 20-09-20

The author has done intensive research, survey of literature and his personal engagement with the subjects of his study are quite impressive. In the first few chapters, it is a bit dragged and slow but then the second half of the book is quite engaging and insightful.
I didn't struggle to finish it but yes I did speed up a bit. The narration is clear and well paced.

A very unique, personal and original story

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Reviewed: 02-08-20

I had no idea about what mormonism was all about before reading the book and it explains the experience of being zealously devout and then questioning the belief with equal fervour.
It is a personal tale of growing up and getting educated which was liberation for the author.
I loved the way in which so many layers and issues are woven by the author in her retelling of the events - religion, parenting, American history, bipolar disorder, health, and so much more.
Overall, a sad story, told beautifully by the author and performed extremely well by the person reading it out. Must read/listen.

Spirituality vs Organised religion

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Reviewed: 14-07-20

The author has chosen to tackle a lot of issues related to religion and faith. How different people approach God differently - the good, the bad and the ugly. The characters are relatable and lots of references from literature makes it interesting. However, the story is unable to hold after the half way limit and is somehow tied up at the end. Overall an important book because of the mirror it shows to society but the story could have been more engaging.

Can't wait to start 'the testaments' now

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Reviewed: 10-07-20

A masterpiece / mistresspiece dystopian work that's also a reminder and warning that this can happen anywhere. The absurdity and hopelessness of the events is captured wonderfully. I liked the idea of a resistance, a black market and the fact that people were questioning the regime, however strong.
Must listen not least because Elizabeth Moss adds the special touch which makes it more empathetic.