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thenewgreen  ·  2976 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'bl00's Reviews #1: "Thinking Fast & Slow" (AKA "Scumbag Daniel Kahneman")

I enjoyed your review and look forward to more. I'm particularly interested in your take on fiction. I've never read East of Eden and want to now just to have a frame of reference for the "bl00's Review" -awesome title btw. I watched the film years ago, I wonder how the two stack up?





veen  ·  2976 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think "Review out of the Bl00" would be a fitting one too.

kleinbl00  ·  2975 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The minute I start referring to my self as "the" anything, shoot me in the face.

kleinbl00  ·  2976 days ago  ·  link  ·  
user-inactivated  ·  2975 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No. No. No. You cannot do that to James Dean. It's not right.

If there was ever an untouchable actor.

ButterflyEffect  ·  2976 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Seconded, great review bl00. I might still end up reading this just for the sake of reading it, it seems worth the time to get through it. Adding Ariely my reading list for sure.

As for East of Eden, it's my favorite work of fiction that I've read. The book is a juggernaut and is an unwinding of history melded with a beautifully described Salinas Valley. A couple of important notes are that 1. The novel was intended for his two young children, such that they may remember his world and 2. Steinbeck viewed everything else he had written was practice for this novel. Source here.

I think that when he describes a book as being like a man, it reflects what East of Eden is. I'm looking forward to reading the review of this book, regardless of if it's received well by the bl00.

kleinbl00  ·  2976 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I might still end up reading this just for the sake of reading it, it seems worth the time to get through it. Adding it to my reading list.

START WITH PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL

That book legitimately changed my outlook.