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José Pedro Dias

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Annie Ernaux: Simple passion (2003, Seven Stories Press) 4 stars

Review of 'Simple passion' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I didn’t like reading this book. The character seems completely out of control and has no respect for herself - this sentiment is painfully clear. The prose is direct. Written as a diary of love and despair. The last few pages show some insight which leaves me breathing a bit better but overall it was a short and painful trip.
(I wonder whether the original french prose is better than the portuguese translation)

Dave Grohl: The Storyteller (Hardcover, 2021, Dey Street Books) 5 stars

Review of 'The Storyteller' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I found the book particularly interesting for the early years in David’s career and the awesome musicians he met and played with along the way. The prose is simple and it sometimes feels like he tried too hard to be polite and avoided raising waves - a solid contrast to Dave Mustaine’s autobiography I’ve read long ago. The Nirvana era takes about one chapter - you’ll probably find other better suited books if that’s what you’re looking for.

Dan Harris, Jeff Warren, Carlye Adler: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (2017) 5 stars

Review of 'Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

The audiobook version is very well narrated, particularly the parts by Jeff Warren. The encompassing story about the tour per se is not super relevant but the chapters are built around common struggles and the authors maintain a dialog addressing them. The meditations are great not only per se but also so we can better understand the attitude one can have toward living in a mindful manner.

W. Chris Winter: The sleep solution (2017) 5 stars

Draws on cutting-edge sleep science and time-tested techniques in a guide to understanding what contributes …

Review of 'The sleep solution' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

The book goes on building a knowledge framework about sleep, its intrincacies and how to better diagnose and minimize them. It develops in a very casual way, addressing you and your fears in a soothing manner, many times pointing out ways to know more. Very worthy read.

Arthur C. Clarke: 2001 (Paperback, 2008, Penguin) 5 stars

THIS IS A SIMPLIFIED VERSION, NOT THE ORIGINAL TEXT. Pearson English Graded Readers are an …

Review of '2001' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

The book has several parts. Loved the part in the ship with the stress and helplessness. The repairs tasks are awesome. Some more abstract parts resonated less with me.
I can finally comprehend how seminal this script was. Just the fact that it was written prior to humans reached the moon. So precise and well written, hasn't aged a day!