2 out of 4 stars
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Wisdom by Arun Mago is a non-fiction book with various of the author’s thoughts on life. The writer discusses numerous themes, such as patience, wealth, responsibility, and politics, offering his opinions on these topics. The tone of the text is simple and informal, allowing every reader to comprehend the writer’s arguments.
The author begins his book by identifying who our teachers are, highlighting that our parents and our friends are our biggest teachers. Next, he defines responsibility, using a mnemonic to help readers remember the traits of a responsible person. He also emphasizes the importance of placing logic above emotions, as he explains that people should make rational decisions based on logic instead of impulsive decisions based on feelings. Furthermore, he differentiates being productive from being busy, while e gives the reader some advice on how to be more productive. Moving on, the writer explains that beauty is subjective, so nothing that God created is ugly. After this, the author explains that humans today are trapped in boxes, so we should escape these boxes (e.g. cell phones, cars, offices) by connecting with nature.
This book was excellently structured, as it followed a logical, cohesive, and rational flow, helping the reader understand the writer’s arguments. What I liked most about this book was that the author was persuasive and argumentative. By using direct language and logical arguments, the author managed to verify his points.
However, I also encountered a few problems in this book. Firstly, the book was poorly edited, as I noticed many grammatical and punctuation errors, which means that the book must go through more editing before being published. Additionally, I found the book dull and uninteresting in some cases, as the author failed to add adequate tension and emotion to the text, which did not engage me. What I disliked most in this book was that it was not unique, as the author lacked originality, creativity, and imagination.
This book is best suited for readers who like motivating, encouraging handbooks related to life issues. Adult readers who are more mature and have more life experience will likely prefer this book, as they will relate better to the writer’s views. The author made a reference to some Hindu deities in the text, therefore Hindu readers will enjoy this book the most.
In conclusion, I rate this book with 2 out of 4 stars. I deducted two stars because the text was boring, unoriginal, and unprofessionally edited. I did not give the book a lower rating because it was rationally structured and persuasive.
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