Been resting the mind in regards to my writing recently. I have the itch again though and will return shortly. Just while I have you, both of my books are free on Kindle this weekend.
As bit of a new feature I am going to be doing some reviews of non poetry books of note that I have been reading/read recently.
So to kick things off, I would like to tell you about, 21 lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari.
Book info (sourced from Goodreads):
**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS **
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.
How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?
Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?
A fascinating read. It made me feel quite uncomfortable at times, reading something and allowing the words to unplug your mind from the Matrix is a strange feeling.
I enjoyed how the author didn’t shy away from any subjects, no subject is safe as it were, and nor should it be. Everything be it religion or world politics must be open for criticism and dissection.
After putting this book down each evening I pondered on the chapters I had just read, and the ones before that. I am a thinker/day dreamer so I did get lost in my thoughts with this book at times.
A brilliantly written, eye opening book. I would say to everyone, allow yourself to unplugged from the system and give it a go.
A worthy 5 stars.
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