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Nishant Sharma

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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.

A great and insightful introduction to Proust

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Reviewed: 30-06-20

Wonderful collection of essays that show the application of Proust's thought to everyday problems. Extensive research of sources really shows in how the author presents events from Proust's life. Must read.

Short and powerful!

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Reviewed: 21-06-20

The conversation is incredibly thought provoking and was a pleasure to listen to. The introductory remarks and foreword by the authors and Stephen Fry were like cherry on top of the cake. Overall a must read, listen and/or watch conversation!

Must for anyone wanting to widen perspectives

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Reviewed: 07-06-20

The author's insights from her personal journey from puberty to motherhood to the present is enlightening, interesting and told in a hilarious way. As a man, I could see some things that I didn't even know exist but are daily issues for women. The narration is also great and adds to the experience, especially the accents and nuanced exclamations that are added by the author reading out her own book. Must listen/read and even take notes.

Short but Profound and excellent narration

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Reviewed: 29-05-20

A quick read/listen which is both sad and comic by exposing the absurdities in human thinking or lack of it. Highly enjoyable, especially due to Stephen Fry's brilliant reading out.

Engaging and enlightening

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Reviewed: 28-05-20

Loved every bit of this. The author tells the story of his life while weaving lessons from his failed ventures and bad decisions into the narrative. His advice is simple and he examples from his own daily life.