Review by Artizi -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

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Review by Artizi -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

Post by Artizi » 30 Jun 2019, 14:26

[Following is a volunteer review of "Burn Zones" by Jorge P. Newbery.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Burn Zones caught my attention from its very first page. Jorge P. Newbery, the book's author, narrates his fascinating, inspiring story in a way which doesn't allow the reader ever to grow bored. Though I'm a big fan of autobiographies, I feel most of the times long and dull passages are one of the genre's main downfall, and yet Newbery manages to avoid this usual flaw smoothly.

The book's title is explained straight away: The author defines burn zones as moments where one's willpower and determination are put to the test. Being a cycling aficionado, he experienced such moments often and managed to pull through them through sheer resolve. Where others failed and gave up, he persevered. These burn zones, he assures the audience, appear in everyday life as well, and one must learn to overcome the emotional, physical or mental pain and persist: The end results will be worth the effort.

Jorge's recount of his life is utterly fascinating, and I found myself unable to put the book down. He tells us about his childhood and the first job he earned; delivering newspapers. From there he guides us onto his youth and successful career, working on real state and making millions off the market.

One of the facts I loved most about Burn Zones was that Jorge never comes across as unlikable or arrogant. He is confident and determined, yes, but in a relatable and down-to-earth way.

Burn Zones will guide its reader through what at first seems like a life filled with effort and success, but soon takes several sharp turns.

Jorge lets us know about his fails and struggles, which makes his every achievement even more impressive. He takes the time to explain his mistakes and provides the audience with the life lessons he learned from these tough times without ever coming across as preachy or full of himself.

Newbery's writing is superb, and I was static not to notice any typos of importance, which is a rare treat. I'm fairly certain this book was professionally edited, and if it was not, I find its lack of noticeable grammar mistakes even more impressive.

For all the reasons mentioned above, I rate Burn Zones 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend it both to fans of autobiographies and inspiring, moving stories. I believe even people who prefer fiction novels would enjoy Burn Zones, though perhaps it might be a bit complex for younger audiences.

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 19 Jul 2019, 00:12

You got it well in this review. Interesting and enjoyable. This story is also to my liking. It is very inspiring, another rags-to-riches story. Good luck with your future endeavors.
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Post by Swamp witch » 26 Jul 2019, 04:29

Apologies for the delay in my appearance, how things work are still a bit of a mystery to me. I enjoy enormously the review work but all the extra bells and whistles have me somewhat bamboozled so please forgive my tardiness. I have never enjoyed autobiographies yet your review is sufficient for me to consider making this an exception. I cannot promise to get to it quickly but your accolade for the absence of 'long and dull passages is a great selling point. It is that horror alone which keeps me from the genre.

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