Did you like the "Myth I Believed" feature of the book?

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Re: Did you like the "Myth I Believed" feature of the book?

Post by eBookreviewer » 28 Jan 2018, 14:19

In my opinion it's interesting "the Myth I Believed" and I like the way he did it.

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Post by Christina Rose » 28 Jan 2018, 19:34

Sahani Nimandra wrote:
28 Jan 2018, 09:43
Actually yes, this feature enables us to know what he believed before and what experience he gained that changed his opinion and belief.
I agree. The feature is important to the overall structure of each story.

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Post by jaylperry » 29 Jan 2018, 11:11

I did like the "myth I believed" feature of the book. I found I could identify more with the myths in the book than with the specific life experiences of the author. The "myth/truth" function universalized the book and made it more widely applicable to a greater audience.

That said, the myths and truths could have been more pithy, succinct, or word-smithed. I would have liked more punch in the myth and truth statements.
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Post by Kenko Betty » 29 Jan 2018, 11:27

It was an innovative way of writing for me. The first time I've ever seen a it being used. I saw it ok for the author to give his personal take at the end. First because it serves the purpose of a memoir and secondly, it increases the readers lessons drawn( in case the authors lesson wasn't the same with the readers as was the case with me 99% of the time).

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Post by pinklover » 30 Jan 2018, 02:13

jaylperry wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 11:11
I did like the "myth I believed" feature of the book. I found I could identify more with the myths in the book than with the specific life experiences of the author. The "myth/truth" function universalized the book and made it more widely applicable to a greater audience.

That said, the myths and truths could have been more pithy, succinct, or word-smithed. I would have liked more punch in the myth and truth statements.
Your learning in this book is brilliant. We can easily relate to the myth because it happens in different setting not just like the way Rob experienced it. :idea:
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Post by R-g-R » 31 Jan 2018, 09:10

I did at first. I also appreciated the change of mindset after the lesson had been learned.
However, it then became a bit much in later chapters and felt somewhat tedious, even forced on some occasions.
It is simultaneously helpful to have a pattern for ease of learning and remembering, and unhelpful if the same pattern rules the book and forces some of the learning.

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Post by Umm_Zahra » 31 Jan 2018, 15:34

It was the draw to read to the end just so I could see how the belief was changed and the new reality. It is certainly an interest-holding concept.

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Post by mayc » 04 Feb 2018, 12:18

I really loved reading it. This book is unique. I was intrigued about the myths and the lessons that I'm about to know that's why I kept on reading.

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Post by Samy Lax » 04 Feb 2018, 23:57

The "Myth I Believed" feature helped me to understand each story with better context. I am not sure if this means that I appreciated what the author expected the reader to appreciate, but I am sure I benefited from this section considerably.
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Post by thelittlelibrary » 05 Feb 2018, 05:37

That was one of my favourite structural parts of the book. I liked it because it made me interested in reading more and I was intrigued as to what the lesson was once the myth was broken

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Post by Kristina_novak » 05 Feb 2018, 16:59

I thought this book was a little boring in the beginning but by the end I began to love it

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Post by CambaReviewer » 06 Feb 2018, 18:09

I loved it! It was nice and kept me wondering how the myth would change at the end of each chapter. it made one quite expectant. Awesome!

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Post by Taiwo Elvis » 11 Feb 2018, 01:24

Not bad, infact this is a very good myth
Actually I don't feel like reading it but at certain point of my reading I come across some interesting part which got me inspired to reach through it

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Post by Palfree » 12 Feb 2018, 14:04

i did like that format. It made me look forward to reading the chapter to see what he learned. I am glad that the myth and what the author discovered was listed at the end of each chapter. It provided a good way to summarize what had just occurred.

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Post by Mitchell Starc » 12 Feb 2018, 22:26

Honestly, I think it, the author meant for us to draw some of our own conclusions and discussions. I really liked the myth in the book

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