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HasnulKarami has commented on (18) products.

My Abandonment by Peter Rock
My Abandonment

HasnulKarami, January 31, 2013

The story is very touching and holds a lot of steam through the first three quarters of the book. Toward the end, it loses a little of the magic it started with, but hangs on enough to still be a really really good read. I think natives to Portland will probably find it a little more interesting than those not fortunate to live there, but the story is strong enough to be compelling for anyone.

Overall I would recommend this book without hesitation.
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Guitar Zero: The Science of Becoming Musical at Any Age by Gary Marcus
Guitar Zero: The Science of Becoming Musical at Any Age

HasnulKarami, January 3, 2013

I am always fascinated with the topic of the science of learning and this book was right up my alley. I really liked the fact that Marcus not only shares with us the latest studies on the human brain with regards to music, meets with and relates the views of scientists, teachers, famous musicians and other experts, but he also applies this knowledge to himself as a new musician. This personal aspect of the book prevented it from being a dry account of scientific literature. His fun experience of attending DayJams, a rock-and-roll summer camp for kids where he got to play in a band with 11 year-olds made me smile as Marcus relates his innermost and honest feelings about it.
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The Submission by Amy Waldman
The Submission

HasnulKarami, January 1, 2013

This is an excellent lesson in humility. It is impossible to sit and read It smugly,at least for me. As abhorrent as many of the views and reactions of the characters were, I realized that it was difficult not to find myself rationalizing their pettiness. Reading THE SUBMISSION was uncomfortable, with characters all too familiar and human. This is a superb read.
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100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir by Kim Stafford
100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir

HasnulKarami, December 28, 2012

A compelling read. Not only does the reader get insights into Kim's life and the Stafford family, one is also invited to examine their own secrets to the healing light. The author shares his emotional quest to understand the suicide of his brother.
It is beautifully written.
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Present at the Creation: Discovering the Higgs Boson by Amir D Aczel
Present at the Creation: Discovering the Higgs Boson

HasnulKarami, December 23, 2012

A wonderful overview of the science behind and the science being tested at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The book describes the collaboration and building of the greatest machine in history and in the process introduces many of the people responsible for its creation and the many theories that scientists hope to test as it reaches ever larger energy levels. At times the shear breadth of material can be a little overwhelming if you are not well versed in topics such as particle physics, quantum theories, and the standard model. I'm sure I would gain a better understanding reading it again. The science is interleaved with vignettes of the author interviews or stories about many of the scientists mentioned throughout the book. I now I have a much greater appreciation for the LHC itself and what it is helping to accomplish.
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