- helpful votes
fun until middle
Great fun start: Chr's, meetup, situation, humor.
But then, you hit the middle where it just goes into constant repeat: spending half of a book describing sex after sex after sex simply becomes a chore to listen to. Nothing new happens after that mid- point.
A 5-star guilty pleasure
Lovable, sweet, funny and light. The perfect execution of entertainment for entertainment's sake. This is what Hollywood should be using as source material for rom-coms.
The only flaw was the speedy matlock-esque resolution... but the next moment more than made up for it.
And an epilogue that was even more candy on top of the icing on the cake. Ms. Bond is fun.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
insights that transcend time
Loved it. Why can't every authour write as well, or, at the least, use Dostoevsky as a measuring stick for their own plots, styles and themes? And such themes--of truth, of character, of love, hate, ideology and motives. 'Notes' has insights that are more contemporary than most self-help books written only last week: timeless. And an Anti-Hero that readers can use as a measuring stick of symptoms to identify in one's own psyche. Could there have been a Breaking Bad without this authour's formulation of the seminal, negative (yet honest to a fault) existential protagonist?
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
The Existentialist's telenovela
It is a light read that uses events, rather than introspection, to explore a philosophical concept.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
starts strong, then doesn't advance very much
Excited by the first chapter, full of possibilities by the end of the first third of the book; but, not much new gets introduced for the remainder. The themes are engaging when first introduced, but gets bland when repeated over and over again. The plot gets too neat, too convenient, too contrived throughout the second half: everything just seems to happen to prove a point instead of having outside motivators (like a morose sitcom).
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
applicable beyond tennis
I don't play tennis.
I love this book.
Provides insights into peak-performance for any endeavor involving "The Zone"