IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

The Little Voice de Joss Sheldon
S'està carregant…

The Little Voice (edició 2016)

de Joss Sheldon (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses
223894,401 (3.5)Cap
THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLER THE ESTABLISHMENT DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ!!! Get your copy of Joss Sheldon's rebellious new novel today... Dear reader, My character has been shaped by two opposing forces; the pressure to conform to social norms, and the pressure to be true to myself. To be honest with you, these forces have really torn me apart. They've pulled me one way and then the other. At times, they've left me questioning my whole entire existence. But please don't think that I'm angry or morose. I'm not. Because through adversity comes knowledge. I've suffered, it's true. But I've learnt from my pain. I've become a better person. Now, for the first time, I'm ready to tell my story. Perhaps it will inspire you. Perhaps it will encourage you to think in a whole new way. Perhaps it won't. There's only one way to find out... Enjoy the book, Yew Shodkin Psychological, radical and irresistible; The Little Voice will make you question everything you take for granted. It truly is a modern-classic in the making. "The most thought-provoking novel of 2016" - The Huffington Post "Radical... A masterclass... Top notch..." - The Canary "Magnificent" - Global Education Network "A pretty remarkable feat" - BuzzFeed SCROLL UP AND GRAB A COPY NOW!!!… (més)
Membre:Joss_Sheldon
Títol:The Little Voice
Autors:Joss Sheldon (Autor)
Informació:(2016), Edition: 1.0, 150 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:psychological realism, literary fiction, contemporary, social issues

Informació de l'obra

The Little Voice de Joss Sheldon

Cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

Es mostren totes 3
What a strange book this turned out to be for me. I wasn't sure what to expect when I began it. I have a tendency to randomly pick books, or select review books, without knowing anything about them, ( or, in some cases, very little). I don't read reviews before I read the books either. I fear spoilers too much. I fear others opinions coloring my reading, especially if I respect their reviews. So I avoid and then let a relationship unfold as I read.
There is so much I learned and reflected upon while reading this book! This is the reason for the slow reading. This book was like spending time with a mentor that I highly respect. One who knows the best way for someone to grow is to share experiences and invite them to reflect on them. To bring forth questions for them to ponder upon. Each of us is on a different path with individual experiences, even if it resembles another's path. This is why we can empathize with another but never fully understand their situation.
In reading this story, I found myself thinking of children in my family with autism. Conforming to the world is very difficult for them. They see things in their individual ways. I have tried finding a balance with them. The world will not conform to them yet, if allowed, they have much to teach the world. I also reflected upon my experience with domestic violence. I accepted the training of conforming to another's vision out of fear. Even when the little voice inside was screaming at me, fear quieted it until it was nothing. One of the things I also found myself thinking on while reading this book was the election that just passed: the political correctness, the unwillingness to allow another opinion, the rebellion that has happened on both sides. The book allows for many opportunities to reflect upon life in all directions. This is what I love so much about it.
Can I say I was entertained while reading this book? Honestly, I have no idea yet. I will be thinking on this book for awhile. I expect to visit it more than once in the future. I expect it will probably affect me as much. I believe I will have different experiences to add to my reflections. I have already begun recommending this book in my life so it is easy to say here, I recommend this book.
I received an ecopy of this book through BookTasters for review consideration. ( )
  Wulfwyn907 | Jan 30, 2022 |
"Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?"

A Little Voice by [a:Joss Sheldon|8511292|Joss Sheldon|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1410475764p2/8511292.jpg] is a fast paced, thought provoking and totally absorbing story!

The author tells the story of a man, Yew Shodkin, who looks back on his major life-bullet points and analizes them, after finally embracing his true self. Yew begins his tale at the age of six, which is when he first hears the voice of the "Egot", encouraging him to rebel against social norms and pursue his real desires.

He found that disobeying his authorities (teachers, parents, bosses, etc) only resulted in him being punished. Whether it was disownment, being fired, rejected, having to write lines in class or being confined in his bedroom, he decided to behave accordingly to avoid the pains of punishment. Instead of being true to hiself, he chose to conform to society's standards in hopes of being accepted and reaching happiness.

By denying his personal inner needs and wants, Yew felt that he had lost his identity and fell into a depression. He spent 5 years in a university at his parents request (and against his real wishes) just to obtain a degree that never really aided him in life, and with out thanks. He worked at dead end jobs, where he followed his 'team leaders' rules to a 'T', but was never promoted for being a good employee. He worked hard at trying to be an acceptable citizen of society and despite giving his best efforts, never felt successful. Eventually, Yew hit rock bottom, and it was there that he finally learned to let go of his fears of rejection and give into his uniqueness.

This is a story of individualism verses conforming to social norms. This is a story of Pursuing happiness and achieving freedom of self.

I loved all the philosophical quotes and psychology theories Joss Sheldon used in this story; very informational and entertaining. At times this story is humorous, dark and even strange, but mostly it's thought provoking, honest and raw.



**** I received an eBook copy of this title in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Booktasters for introducing me to this author, and thank you to Joss Sheldon for allowing me the opportunity to read and review his novel. **** ( )
  Stories_to_live_by | Nov 29, 2017 |
The description of this book appealed to me on many levels. I was looking forward to a sort of left-of-center experience, within a relatable story about the struggles of being different in a society that expects you to conform. This book is that kind of story, to some degree, though it's also both more and less than what I expected.

Starting with the good stuff: The story moves at a good pace. The author's writing style is conversational and conspiratorial, bringing us into his world and sharing his secrets. We're right there with Yew's character, seeing what he sees and feeling his emotions.

Now the not-so-good stuff, which, for me, outweighs the good stuff. First, I did not like Yew's character at all. Since this book is written in first person, and we see the world only from Yew's perspective, liking the book becomes even more of a challenge because I didn't like my tour guide. He's self-involved, arrogant, and narrates as if he is the only enlightened one among a bunch of automatons.

We start out with Yew in early grade school. As a child, he's not much different than any other child in that he wants to play and explore, rather than sit and learn. Yet the narration treats his desire to be free as if it's a unique rebellion. His relationship with his parents is the typical push-pull, though here it's treated as if a horrible burden is placed on his shoulders to live up to his parents' expectations. He comes from a well-off family that treats him with love, and the poor pitiful me act simply feels shallow.

As an adult, Yew is no more likable. He flails about in his shallowness, while expounding on philosophy and touting Taoism as if he is superior in his mindset. At one point he states that he's angry because he sacrificed himself by going to college (free!), and his parents never thanked him for doing so. The dichotomy between the self-proclaimed enlightened free spirit and the egocentric ranting of the narrator is profound, and feels more like a parody than a serious statement.

Yew is the only character of substance within the book. We never really meet his parents. His friendships, for the most part, appear to be as shallow as he is. No dialogue feels genuine, and no relationships are explored to help us understand why he feels so out of sorts within his social circle.

In the end, I only felt irritation, as if I'd been forced to spend time with a particularly obnoxious person who believes himself superior while having absolutely no basis for that belief.

*I was provided with a free ebook copy in exchange for much honest review.* ( )
  Darcia | Jan 7, 2017 |
Es mostren totes 3
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLER THE ESTABLISHMENT DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ!!! Get your copy of Joss Sheldon's rebellious new novel today... Dear reader, My character has been shaped by two opposing forces; the pressure to conform to social norms, and the pressure to be true to myself. To be honest with you, these forces have really torn me apart. They've pulled me one way and then the other. At times, they've left me questioning my whole entire existence. But please don't think that I'm angry or morose. I'm not. Because through adversity comes knowledge. I've suffered, it's true. But I've learnt from my pain. I've become a better person. Now, for the first time, I'm ready to tell my story. Perhaps it will inspire you. Perhaps it will encourage you to think in a whole new way. Perhaps it won't. There's only one way to find out... Enjoy the book, Yew Shodkin Psychological, radical and irresistible; The Little Voice will make you question everything you take for granted. It truly is a modern-classic in the making. "The most thought-provoking novel of 2016" - The Huffington Post "Radical... A masterclass... Top notch..." - The Canary "Magnificent" - Global Education Network "A pretty remarkable feat" - BuzzFeed SCROLL UP AND GRAB A COPY NOW!!!

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Autor de LibraryThing

Joss Sheldon és un autor/a de LibraryThing, un autor/a que afegeix la seva biblioteca personal a LibraryThing.

pàgina del perfil | pàgina de l'autor

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 2
3.5
4 2
4.5
5 2

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 176,593,176 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible