Reviews by wfzimmerman
The author makes a puzzling choice and tells this otherwise interesting story entirely in the present tense. An odd choice, since history occurs entirely in the present tense. I am unable to get past the stylistic tic and shelve the book prematurely.
Inspired to re-read this because I'm talking about a project with David Brin. Good stuff for Uplift fans. What's bugging me about the Uplift books is simple: is the series finished or not?
If you liked GODEL, ESCHER, BACH, you must read page 229, where Hofstadter discusses the sudden death of his wife, Carol, who was 43.
Unfortunately, heavily tilted towards new age gurus and the books that impressed them. Reads like a history of the self-help genre rather than a list of valuable books. Try something like MOrtimer Adler's 100 GREAT BOOKS if you're looking for real quality.
For election junkies and Democratic whiners. Get ready for more of the same in 2009 as the 2008 election promises to be equally contested.