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Am I Overthinking This? by Michelle Rial (book review).

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More

Now am I overthinking here? Michelle Rial’s book ‘Am I Overthinking This?’ on a page flick test is an assortment of photographic and simple art pages, some of it purporting to be the bell-shaped averages graph.

When you read, the text is actually very simple but it is supposed to be. Are you sure you want a lot of text when you want to make your mind up as to what decision you should make on a variety of subjects? Actually, 7 subjects for daily routines, meals, subjects, adult life, relationships and various kinds of stuff that doesn’t fit into the 5 previous subjects.

If you thought that there were only two choices to anything this should widen your horizons. My General Semantics background taught me to weigh up multi-choice possibilities so, in that respect, I’m on home ground. I’m not altogether sure if all these subjects apply to me but in a generalised book, there has to be something for everyone.

Rial’s point throughout the book is don’t over-complicate things. Work out your options and choose the best choice for you. He makes no judgement calls himself other than poking a little fun at the subject.

If you have friends you think complicate their lives too much, then this will be an ideal present this Yuletide.

I do have to wonder if Rial’s next book will look at how quickly some of us deep-thinkers can come up with solutions quicker than his book.

GF Willmetts

July 2019

(pub: Chronicle Books. 136 page illustrated A5 square hardback. Price: £10.99 (UK), $14.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-4521-7586-7)

check out website: www.chronicles.co.uk

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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