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Definitely worth a read - possibly overrated!
on 31 December 2015
Hi guys, I listened to this on audiobook,
I just finished and was surprised how short it was (3 hours vs the usual 10+).
But actually, it didn't need to be longer, it got to the point quickly..
Lots of food for thought - was not totally convinced with all the logic.
e.g. did the 'leavers' really leave the planet to the Gods, or just they were uneducated didn't yet know any better.
E.g. anthropologists tell us, when early man's (leavers) crops failed, they'd offer sacrifices to Gods. I'd hardly call their 'leaver' view on the world, ancient wisdom that should be obeyed in modern times.
I also questioned if the 'rules' of nature are really just rules at all, and simply observations made in retrospect to fit in with the story.
Either way, worth a read, and some interesting concepts on how we treat our world today. Possible some truth in there also and story moves along at a nice pace.
Thank-you for reading,
P.s. I have some similar books I could write a review for, just it takes time, please let me know if this is helpful to you