Which Story did you like the least and Why?

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Re: Which Story did you like the least and Why?

Post by SamGee » 28 Feb 2018, 11:39

I really can't make up my mind on this one as I loved each story for its uniqueness.

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Post by Books Lover1 » 21 Mar 2018, 20:36

I also loved the cupcake story. I find it very interesting, and I'll read it again !

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Post by ValentineT » 22 Mar 2018, 15:17

Weirdly enough there's no story that I found least intresting. However, there were some that stood out from the rest. Like the story of the maasai woman, the story of the deer, the story of his aunty to mention a few.

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Post by becsimpson » 31 Mar 2018, 16:09

I actually enjoyed them all. They all had their own merits and were interesting in their own way, so it's hard to pick. I feel like each story was important to make up the whole.

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Post by Jgideon » 31 May 2018, 06:40

The author’s experience with the Maasai mother made me very upset. In his childhood, he defied the orders of a police officer to save a deer. It was hard for me to believe that he could not defy the orders of his tour guide to save the mother’s child who was on the verge of death. In the previous chapters, he had moments where he encouraged people to follow their inner voice yet he did not follow his inner voice in this particular case. The author had a great opportunity to learn and give his collection of lessons to the mother and her community but he did not realize it.

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Post by Shrabastee » 23 Jun 2018, 04:59

As a general rule, I least liked those stories which showed Rob as a self-obsessed person. Flying in a biplane, driving racing cars, running with bulls, wearing a wig in front of an audience and hiding when it came off, bragging about success in front of a bunch of kids were some of the examples which show him as an extremely egomaniac person. The stories with the con man and the earthquake which caused him enormous amount of money seemed plain show-off. I rather liked the simpler stories of his childhood or college-life. Having said this, I must admit that the author was at least honest to describe his faults and to show himself at his worst to the readers.

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Post by LV2R » 01 Jul 2018, 20:38

I didn't like the story about the Massai mother, her chanting to the sun, and the death of her child. It seems that it did not fit in with the rest of his stories, as if he just wanted to add in a travel to Africa story. The story was so heavy and sad compared to the others. That being said, I really liked the book and the other stories. I laughed and cried.

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Post by Kister Bless » 30 Jul 2018, 04:21

I find no story which is least fascinating because I really loved all the stories in the book. Each and every bit was so amazing.

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