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A Eulogy on All that is wrong with American Culture
on 10 October 2017
First, the writing was formidable. The one star review is because I hated the story. The book from start to end reinforced my observation of American culture: ego (intelligence) doesn't positively correlate to happiness. My brain was screaming at the anxiety ridden, judgemental mother: meditate. The TedTalk father who's company was acquired by Microsoft made my skin crawl for lack of backbone. The only emotion for the daughter I had was pity. Both that she suffered a heart condition to lead a meaningless life and that she thought higher of her mother than she should. If this were real life she would surely enter adulthood slipping in and out of relationships with people who needed her care.
Positives. Strong plot. The descriptions of Antarctica were incredible. The writing style tremendous.