Originally posted by Mike Dunford
On March 6, 2009, at 8:24 AM
A few weeks ago, I read, enjoyed, and reviewed Phil Plait’s Death From the Skies. After I caught my daughter looking at the book a couple of times, I managed to bribe convince her to write a review of the book. The result is the following review. I fixed the formatting a little bit, but I had absolutely no role in the development of the text.
Death From the Skies
When I got death from the skies I thought that it would be about people getting an unpleasant visit from flaming meteors, I was wrong. It was about the ways the world will end. I then got depressed and then got an unsettling rush of emotions all at once. Now many people are convinced that I’m bi-polar! But seriously, the book is good. I’ll give it that much.
I like that the book isn’t full of made up stuff. I like that it has something to do with people getting a wake up call from meteors as well. But what I like the most is that Philip Plait addresses it calmly. He says it as calmly as saying that dinner is ready. So that makes me a little calm instead of losing my mind and making my will with crayons.
What I hate about the book is that the calmness in his voice makes it a tad bit more depressing. It’s like he doesn’t care about the world ending. I also hate that the book isn’t a fantasy or sci-fi book. I don’t like non-fiction that much, but it makes sense. But that’s MY opinion about the book.
In YOUR opinion this book could be boring, fantastic, ok, perfect, imperfect, etc. But that’s for you to find out. I’m not the kind to tell you straight out about something. So my advice is to buy the book. But to be on the safe side (since I don’t have a lawyer just yet) say that this is a good book again. So visit your local Barnes and Nobel’s, get a Starbucks coffee of your choice, find this book, get a seat, and read a few pages of it. If you like it buy it. If you don’t then don’t buy it. It’s that simple!
PS I’m serious about the bi-polar thing.