What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Was it the Reader?

Honestly I don't know if Would You Kill the Fat Man:  the Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong was a good book or not.  I bought the audio after seeing it at my alma mater's bookstore.  And it was a very bad, bad, bad, decision. I really should have just bought the book there.   The audio was horrible in that the narrator ended everything with a big, giant!!!!
I know he was really trying to make the most of his British accent, but this was ridiculous.  It ruined the whole thing, completely.  I couldn't wait for the book to end.  Thankfully it wasn't very long.  I do feel bad because it could have been interesting.  It might have been interesting.  But man, man, the reader just ruined, ruined, ruined it.
I had heard of the Trolley Problem a long time ago and so it piqued my interest.  It was on a display that said, "Books that Make You Think" and so yeah, that sounded great!  I am lucky because I am a fat woman and so I could replace the fat man, stopping the trolley and saving the people tied to the track down the line!
It is an interesting question to ponder, but there are a lot of problems with it.  My biggest problem with the book was the narrator.

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