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Good, but not so Good
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2017
Nice book if you’re looking for an addictive one. It’s the kind of writing that gets you hooked to it until you’ve finished.
Gave it a 3 star because it’s clear that the author thinks mostly about giving the reader a good experience rather than reliable information about the themes he goes through. It gets somewhat annoying when you’re seeing wrong information in the book and start wondering what else could be wrong while reading it.
The two mistakes I found was that in the end there’s a scene in Rio de Janeiro where he says they speak Spanish instead of Portuguese (and there’s a big difference!) and another one was that he was talking about an aircraft’s rate of climb being slow of about 100ft/second - which is more than a rocket! That’d probably be 100ft/minute.
Other than that, a good addictive book. The plot is good and the characters are very well described. The theme of Polar Reversals is a fascinating one which could explain some of the meteorological changes we're experiencing! Wish the book could be more reliable though.