“The phenomena and events which occur (incessantly) in Nature are countless. But on careful observation, we can notice that some forms of common threads run across different platforms or fields.
These fascinating parallels can be found amidst the world of human affairs also, apart from the natural, scientific laws and theories.”
Parallels by V.S. Sury has diverse topics. So diverse that you’ll pick any chapter and you’ll have various analysis of one word. This book is just so full of information and knowledge that it could have easily been a 5 star read for me. But, no, it failed my expectations.
I love learning about different things. But there should be a methodology to that, or a sequence of any kind. Suppose you’re teaching someone how to use Facebook, you don’t directly start talking about how to share posts, now do you ? You’ve to teach them about Facebook, why it’s used, what all you can do and then comes sharing a post, much later !
The issue with this book was it did talk about pretty amazing concepts, but it would just start anywhere and then jump off to somewhere else. For sometime, I thought this is might be a different kind of writing style fit for this topic, but as I progressed I started feeling as if there’s no connection, no thread and smoothness – different concepts realted to one word without any proper beginning or ending.
I still kept reading and it just felt like a burden, because I tried really hard but I couldn’t retain a single thing, everything was so random and fast that it didn’t give a proper time or information to sink in whatever was written.
At one point, I was seriously annoyed because there was a whole lot of facts and concepts I could have learned, such brilliant were the topics, but the skill to present those topics was so haphazard/unpolished that any layman would be exhausted just figuring out what’s going on in the book.
This post seems like less of a review and more of a rant because I am annoyed. I spent time with this book and neither did I learn/retain anything nor did I enjoy it. And, I’m exhausted ! Idk some people might find it good, may be this is for people who already possess knowledge about the topics discussed in the book, but it just didn’t work for me.
Rating – 2/5
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