Archive | January 6, 2018

Michael Wolff’s “Fire And Fury” Gets This “Fake News” Review On Amazon — Sounds Familiar?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Real review on Amazon. I kid you not. Go an check under the 1-star reviews.


I did buy the book yesterday
i.e., Friday, January 5, 2018,
as soon as it was available.

Click to ENLARGE.

I couldn’t wait.

Amazon does NOT have it in paper form!

So downloaded the Kindle.


I read about 12 pages this ‘morning’ — i.e., around 2 am, before I finally went to bed.

Interesting.

Couple of glaring — an editor should have spotted that — typos and the English is sometimes muddled and even incorrect. But most Americans will not notice the latter. {Smile}

I enjoyed what I read so far.


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by Anura Guruge

Trump’s Telling “Dumped Like A Dog” Tweet — Who In The U.S. Dumps Dogs?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Donald Trump TWEET from yesterday, January 5, 2018.


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I saw the above tweet last night and it bothered me — much.

Dumping Dogs‘ is NOT something that I have much exposure to. Ironically, just yesterday, I volunteered on Facebook, to go out, in subzero temps., in deep snow to find a Golden that had gone missing!

So, what is this with dumping dogs?

So, I got thinking. Like I said, I only know of one person who has done something like that and he was ….

So, is this common among Republicans. Wow.

I will have to keep an ear to the ground.


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‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’ The BOOK: More Incisive, Fulfilling & Illuminating Than Movie.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access Amazon listing for the book.



I saw the movie, serendipitously, when it was shown on HBO in April 2017. I had DVRed it because the title and HBO description of it intrigued me.

I did a post on my reaction to the movie on May 1, 2017. The movie, which was choppy, often hard to follow and disturbing in its portrayal of the Lacks family (who happened to be black) left me wanting to know more. I knew I had to read the book. I ordered paperback copy then and there.

I just finished reading it.

Good book. Well written. Fast paced, dramatic and with a lot of local color. I was very impressed with the author, Rebecca Skloot. She sure can write — and write well. She did a good job. My only gripe is that she, STILL, glossed over talking about the HeLa cells. I wanted more. More details. Maybe that would have been too ‘technical’ for the book.

The movie, and then the book, made me realize, to my chagrin and shame, that I really know very little about cells — in general. To I, that seems crazy. I really, over my, by and large misspent life, should have learnt more about cells. Yes, I do intend to try and rectify that. Cells are what makes ALL life on Earth possible. I have billions of them making up my body, BUT I know more about popes or Pluto than I know of the cells that keep me alive. What about YOU? Do you think you know all you should about your cells?

I now need to watch the movie again! I just ordered the DVD, from Amazon (Prime), for $9.96.

I was sad when I got to the end of the book. The book made you so much a part of the idiosyncratic Lacks family. You just wanted the drama to continue. Alas, too many died.

Sobering tale. Some very upsetting and disturbing episodes. How can such things happen in the US? Child abuse! The indignities suffered by blacks. Yes, I learnt loads. Parts of the book made me very sad and or angry. I am sure that there is till some of this ‘bad stuff’ happening in the black community. Such a shame.

You really should read this book. I urge you to. You will thank me for it.

 


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