Official Review: Walking Innocence Fence by Nikki James

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Official Review: Walking Innocence Fence by Nikki James

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[Following is an official review of "Walking Innocence Fence" by Nikki James.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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Walking Innocence Fence by Nikki James is a non-fiction book that explores a wide range of topics relating to psychology and philosophy. In the book, the author shares her views on issues that steal people’s joy and peace.

The author shares her views on topics such as morality and immorality, good and bad medicine, the evolution of man, quantum physics, breathing techniques, abortion, and many other topics. The author’s views and experience on reincarnation intrigued me. In the topic titled “Giant Recycling Plant in the Sky”, the author shares memories and experiences of her past life.

The book has a neat layout and is divided into chapters. It starts with a prologue wherein the author explains the genesis of her quest, followed by an introduction section, the rules, and various other topics. The section of “The Rules” acquaints the reader with the author’s writing style.

The book has a slow pace, and this pace made it difficult for me to grasp the direction it was taking and understand its theme. This is because the author touched on many topics in one section.

Overall, I rate the book 2 out of 4 stars. I am deducting two stars because the book lacks structure and coherence. The opening pages do not talk to the author’s aim of the book, do not build-up to the crux of the book, or even set the tone for the rest or some sections of the book. Instead, the first few pages touched on many unrelated topics, and reading through these pages felt like I was lost inside the author’s mind, moving from one train of thought to the next haphazardly. I am deducting the second star because the book contains several errors ranging from missing punctuation marks, fragmented sentences, and incorrect word usage.

The one aspect that I liked about the book was that the author does not force her views on the reader, but shares her experiences and knowledge to give context to her views. To further substantiate her strong views, she references the works of various published authors.

While the language used throughout the book was clean, I came across a few instances of minor profanity. The book also contains mild sexual scenes.

This book will appeal to readers who enjoy philosophical books. It will also be suitable for Catholic readers, as they will relate better with the author’s sentiments, most of which stem from her religious background.

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Post by sssns »

The attempt to share the views of the author in a non-forceful way is notable. The topics covered are also interesting. I hope the issues you highlighted gets the necessary attention. Thanks for the insights.
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Post by Saint Bruno »

Books about psychology and philosophy always intrigue me if they are written well. I guess this one missed some vitamins points. Thank you for your honest review.
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Post by Yvonne Monique »

To call reincarnation a recycling plant in the sky, is rather original. It's a shame that the book lacked some structure, though.
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Post by smolbird »

Despite its shortcomings, I might still give this book a try. I'm curious as to what the author has to say on the topics mentioned. Thank you for the insightful review.
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Post by MsH2k »

The author has included quite a range of interesting topics in this book! Hopefully, another round of editing will add the structure you suggested. Thank you for your take on this one.
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Post by SamaylaM »

I would enjoy reading a philosophical book, however, coherence is very important for me as a reader. So, I think I'll pass this one. Thank you for sharing your authentic thoughts in this review!
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I am not fond of this sort of books. Anyway, your low rating avoids me from even accidentally reading this. Thank you
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Good review of such an exciting book
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Post by NetMassimo »

This looks like a book that might be interesting for people into this kind of themes but the author might need help from a professional editor to give it structure and proofreading. Thank you for your honest review!
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Thank you for this honest review. Now I know what to expect when I get to read this book
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Post by Joy Phill »

Thanks for a frank review. I would likely not read this book, although it seems to have interesting themes.
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Post by WADonnelly »

It sounds like this book was a bit of a struggle to get through. Thanks for the honest review though.
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Post by Josephe-Anne »

I normally enjoy reading psychological and philosophical writing, but this book sounds a bit confusing. As you mentioned, the topics themselves are interesting, but they seem unrelated. The author should explain how they are connected to each other.

Thank you for an honest review.
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Post by Upeksha »

It's a pity about the negative issues you have mentioned about the book, If not, it could be a very useful book. Thanks for the insightful review!
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