Official Review: Fifty Curious Questions by Martin Fone

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Official Review: Fifty Curious Questions by Martin Fone

Post by LivreAmour217 » 27 Aug 2017, 13:38

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Fifty Curious Questions" by Martin Fone.]
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In 50 Curious Questions: Pabulum for the Enquiring Mind, author Martin Fone tackles a myriad of interesting questions that many of us have probably pondered, but never had the time to explore past a few fleeting moments of wonder. Why doesn't glue stick to itself in the bottle? Why are letters on a keyboard arranged the way that they are? Are apples and oranges really so different? If you've ever pondered these great mysteries of life (I know I certainly have), then this is the book for you!

Obviously, 50 Curious Questions falls into the non-fiction genre. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific question, and averages about two pages in length. At only one-hundred two pages, 50 Curious Questions is a quick, informative, and entertaining read for knowledge-hungry teens and adults.

Mr. Fone manages to pack quite a bit of information into a small amount of space. He does more than merely answer the questions, but provides plenty of detail and relevant supplemental information, all backed up by research (in addition to learning many new things, I also found out that scientists will test anything if they can get their hands on the funding). I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of knowledge that I picked up, and I could probably write another review based solely upon what I learned (and not to mention an idea that was inspired by one of the chapters, but I digress).

In addition to being very entertaining, 50 Curious Questions is also a well written book that was clearly subjected to the editing process. I was unable to spot any errors within this book, although I will say that American readers may be taken a little off guard by the British spellings of a few words. That last point, however, is merely an observation.

My only issue with this book is the abrupt manner in which it ends. After reading the final chapter, the book is suddenly over. Perhaps I am being too picky, but I feel that some sort of conclusion should have been added to the ending of this book, or perhaps the author could have included a bibliography (now that I think about it, both would have been ideal). Personally, I find it a little odd that there was nothing after the fiftieth question.

Overall, though, I enjoyed 50 Curious Questions, and I give it 4 out of 4 stars. This was a fun, relatively easy read that was also educational and inspiring (a rare mixture, to be sure). I sincerely hope that the author considers making a sequel, as this concept could make for an interesting series of books. I recommend this book to anyone with curiosity and a love for learning.

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Post by Bluecobia » 27 Aug 2017, 22:46

Sounds like an interesting book. Might be helpful for trivia games.

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Post by morde » 28 Aug 2017, 05:23

Knowledge is power and if this provides an avenue for learning why not look at the fifty questions. An informative book worth reading based from the review I might say.

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Post by kandscreeley » 28 Aug 2017, 07:54

Wow! I love books like this that ask those questions that come across your mind sometimes! Sounds like a very enlightening and entertaining read. Thanks for a great review.
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 28 Aug 2017, 13:08

Bluecobia wrote:Sounds like an interesting book. Might be helpful for trivia games.
I agree! Thanks for reading my review!

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morde wrote:Knowledge is power and if this provides an avenue for learning why not look at the fifty questions. An informative book worth reading based from the review I might say.
Thank you! It is a great book!

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kandscreeley wrote:Wow! I love books like this that ask those questions that come across your mind sometimes! Sounds like a very enlightening and entertaining read. Thanks for a great review.
And thank you for reading it! This book was a lot of fun to read!
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 28 Aug 2017, 17:49

This novel seems wow .. Seriously I would love to read it .
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 28 Aug 2017, 18:41

Darakhshan Nazir wrote:This novel seems wow .. Seriously I would love to read it .
Great review
Thanks! I hope that you get to read it. It's a great book!
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Post by Walterevws » 03 Sep 2017, 06:54

From your review that sounds like the kind of quick reads I sometimes love reading.Will sure take a peek at that book pretty soon.Thanks for the review.

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Post by LivreAmour217 » 03 Sep 2017, 13:29

Walterevws wrote:From your review that sounds like the kind of quick reads I sometimes love reading.Will sure take a peek at that book pretty soon.Thanks for the review.
You're welcome, and thanks for reading my review! You are correct about it being a quick read. It would definitely be right up your alley!
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Post by jeminah28 » 13 Sep 2017, 07:43

I got curious, too. i enjoyed reading your review. I can relate to that for sure because out of curiosity, I am blessed. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Post by bookowlie » 13 Sep 2017, 10:31

Another great review! I like these types of trivia books and sometimes buy them for gifts. This book sounds like a good choice when you don't know what to get the person because there are so many interesting tidbits. I agree with you that a bibliography would be a good addition to the book.
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 14 Sep 2017, 04:00

bookowlie wrote:Another great review! I like these types of trivia books and sometimes buy them for gifts. This book sounds like a good choice when you don't know what to get the person because there are so many interesting tidbits. I agree with you that a bibliography would be a good addition to the book.
Thank you so much! I agree that this book would make an excellent gift!
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Post by CatInTheHat » 14 Sep 2017, 08:56

Bluecobia wrote:Sounds like an interesting book. Might be helpful for trivia games.
I was thinking the same thing!!!
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Post by The Researcher » 14 Sep 2017, 10:16

I am very curious to know these questions so I will have to grab a copy. Nice review.
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 14 Sep 2017, 16:27

The Researcher wrote:I am very curious to know these questions so I will have to grab a copy. Nice review.
Thanks! I definitely learned some new things from reading this book.
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