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Liberally laced with liberal pseudoscience drizzled over an extreme dislike for Humanity. Premise was wonderful but but in no uncertain terms does not deliver. Save your time. Save your money.
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Would you try another book written by Helen Pilcher or narrated by Helen Pilcher?
Yes but I would keep in mind I'm probably gonna have to click my tongue past the jokes.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
She is clearly a very intelligent woman who does a lot of good thorough research, apart from the parts where we're expected to take it on faith. All the science presented into the actual topic of de-extinction is done very well, but there is a tendency to moralise a little heavy about global warming (although the written version may present the evidence for why we should be concerned we're expected to take it on faith here which sort of nullifies one of the key arguments for bringing back large megafauna) and about just how horrible us humans are.
Granted, we're not the best bunch but it gets a little tiresome the lack of historical context when discussing the past. There is an irritating "holier than thou" tone to the book that gets a little grating.
There are some funny parts and little gags but I found most of them fell flat and a few just seemed entirely out of place digs at men. Again, plenty of things to laugh about us guys and joke about, but the jokes didn't really have punchlines. It was kind of like "Men, am I right ladies?" Which is fine but not really ground breaking on the comedy spectrum.
What didn’t you like about Helen Pilcher’s performance?
Mostly the jokes. Also, please stop citing your own chapters every second page. Time and time again, "See chapter 8", "See chapter 2"... We were just at Chapter 2 and we're on our merry way towards chapter 8 now, just keep reading!
Do you think Bring Back the King needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Maybe once a bit more research has been done and a follow up on the research and what else.
Any additional comments?
Personally not for me, but maybe for someone looking for a more personal conversational approach to discussing the topics the book covered.
I loved it! Very funny and informative, I will now go and buy the actual book, I enjoyed it so much I need it in my collection!