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A Fire on the Moon von Norman Mailer
A Fire on the Moon von Norman Mailer
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Over 30 years after that glorious summer, its a shock to realise that a tired and jaded novelist described the mission and the technical accomplishment best. Short of money and only just coming to terms with an awful flirtation with politics, this is Mailer's most under-rated and forgotten book.
Its roughly divided into three parts; a deeply personal (egotistic?) description of the weeks leading up to the launch itself; a much larger description of the science and engineering of the Apollo Saturn spacecraft; and a weaker final section attempts to put the event into some kind of social and historical context. This last section is the most dated - remember you're reading an… Mehr dazu
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey t&hellip von Hunter S. Thompson
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This hilarious satire is fast paced, very entertaining even after multiple readings, and a hysterically funny yet scathing portrayal of American society and the city of Las Vegas in the early 1970s.
Thomson admired the previous generation of American writers such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald and the polished craft of his writing style reflects this. In 200 pages there isn't a single bad sentence, or a miscued punchline. Vast amounts of hard (sober) work (and talent) must have gone into perfecting a deceptively conversational, light style.
For "serious" readers, this book can also be read as a coda to the late 1960s social revolution. By the early 1970s, its… Mehr dazu
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People von Stephen R. Covey
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Bilge for Losers, 3. Januar 2000
Pages and pages of tedious psychobable, with no scientific evidence except the inevitable anecdotes.
The fact that 5,000,000 people bought and at least partially read this book makes one laugh or cry, depending on how highly effective is your sense of humour...