Official Review: Wisdom by Arun mago

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Official Review: Wisdom by Arun mago

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[Following is an official review of "Wisdom" by Arun mago.]
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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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Post by funmilayo_h »

I feel because the tone of the text is simple and informal relates to the reason why you gave it a 2 out of 4 stars...due to the poor rating, I won't be reading this

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Post by sirbobthewise »

Good job on getting through a book that lacked some originality and creativity; that can be difficult, and you did that as well as finding some aspects that you did enjoy. Just reading your review, it would seem like I would have a lot to argue with for this book, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but can be quite exhausting. It seems like the author takes a very narrow, imbalanced view of some of the ideas stated. While I agree that rational decisions are important, I don’t agree with villainizing emotions. It’s important to have a healthy respect for both logic and our emotions, so I hope that if the author didn't yet address a balanced ground in the text, that he takes the time to do so in the next edit. Good job with your review!

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Post by Elvis Best »

I love to read motivational books. Sad to note the problem you found with the book. I hope the author can rewrite some parts of the book to make it more engaging, or, at least, get it professionally edited.
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Post by Joseph_ngaruiya »

I was enjoying your review until I got to the rating. I wish the author can make the needed corrections. I was looking forward to adding it to my bookshelves.
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Post by Dayodiola »

Great review, the book has a lot to hint us on if not for its flaws.

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Post by aftabyunis »

Thank you for summarizing this book. Being a reader, I am convinced with the reviewer, if your book has grammatical mistakes it does not take your readers' attention rather readers think might be this book is not worthy to read though the written material is good to read.
However, I like the idea of trapped in boxes that how people have put themselves into cages such as cell phones and many other digital gadgets. That's true there is purpose behind God's creation of everything.

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Post by Priyanka2304 »

I completely agree with the low rating part. The inconsistencies if removed would make it a perfect read.
Great review.

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