December 27, 2012
Through the Crimson Mirror by Daniel Alexander Dinnie
This book is interesting. It is a non-fiction/memoir book.
I feel like it read sort of as a journal, but was also trying to teach a few lessons through the author’s past experiences.
I felt like the beginning of the book was setting it up to be more about parenting from a child’s perspective, and while that theme did come up in every chapter, I don’t feel as though it was the main point of this book as I continued my reading.
It became more of a book about communication and how the author felt certain people in his life were not communicating properly, often referring to an ex-girlfriend and also bosses in the workplace.
So, at times I was a little confused as to what the actual purpose of this book was.
You can approach it in two ways, I think.
1. You read it as though it is just a memoir. The author is only telling his past experiences and what he has learned from them.
2. You read it as an educational book, but with a lack of real structure.
I feel like the intro set it up to be an educational book, but it ended up as a memoir, which as I said before was a little confusing. It wasn’t mainly focused on parenting like I feel it was set up to.
That being said, it was a very interesting read. The author gives interesting insights into the topic of correct communication.
He does state that you should read this book with an open mind, and I think if you remember that throughout, you will be able to take something away from it.
3/5 stars. The way it was set up didn’t really equal what it ended up being, but it was indeed an interesting read.