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I’m male, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since January 21, 2009. My reading interests include Suspense, Horror, Sci-Fi, Tech, and Catholic.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth finished
Really shows its age A few others have mentioned what I went through as well. After a rather rapid start there were some very slow parts. Not to mention the entire premise is no longer possible given what science now knows. Simply put this story shows it's age. It's still a fun a read just not as fun as it was when first written. I posted this on 21 July 2010
- Get Cooking finished
- Emeril at the Grill finished
- Little Brother finished
- Future Imperfect finished
- Overclocked finished
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes finished
- The Adventure of the Speckled Band finished
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Greek Mythology finished
- The Art of War finished
A few others have mentioned what I went through as well. After a rather rapid start there were some very slow parts. Not to mention the entire premise is no longer possible given what science now knows. Simply put this story shows it's age. It's still a fun a read just not as fun as it was when first written.
What an enjoyable read. Having never actual read any of the Holmes adventures prior to this one, I had pretty high expectations but they were all realized. A classic that must be read.
Was looking forward to finally reading something by him. I really wanted to like this book. I thought the premise of no death, /. type karma, and an always connected world would lead to a great story. But I was wrong. It's not bad just not what I was expecting. Begins as a murder mystery but quickly forgotten by all except for the victim. The victim declares, he knows who did it with no evidence. There is no real investigation beyond some initial small time stuff so we are left to wonder. Needless to say Julius doesn't feel the same way yet he does nothing to prove his theory except to attempt sabotage. We also find out that doing stuff after you backed up is a great way to get away with murder. Yet that is never dealt with. Plus the whole smoking crack bit was worthless - advanced society and no one has synthesized a new drug? Will I try another book from C.D.? Yes I will after I read a few other things.
Having read another book (paper - owned) on this topic I was interest to see what this book would provide. Not bad really. If you only wanted a quick "blerb" then you could stop at the email. Want more detail? Then follow the links.
Coming from an EE background alot of what is said falls into the common sense realm. I guess was expecting something a bit more earth shattering. Nice read though.