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lyer_in_hellfyre
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Basically the title
https://www.blinkist.com
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I've seen this before and it strikes me as stupid. A valuable message needs time to settle and is often reinforced over a longer period. Writers know that you don't express a point and be done with it; you keep building on it until the reader appreciates what you're trying to say.

Edit: This was a bit snobby. Maybe use the 7-day free trial to see how you feel.
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(Original post by DuckDodgers)
I've seen this before and it strikes me as stupid. A valuable message needs time to settle and is often reinforced over a longer period. Writers know that you don't express a point and be done with it; you keep building on it until the reader appreciates what you're trying to say.

Edit: This was a bit snobby. Maybe use the 7-day free trial to see how you feel.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_fiction
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(Original post by esralled)
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_fiction
Don't get me wrong, I like flash fiction but this is the opposite of it.
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Book summaries is just a way for someone to make money. You don’t even need to pay for that app as lots of YouTube channels summarise books.

Personally, I will stick with reading the whole book you get more out of it
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(Original post by monotony)
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https://www.blinkist.com
Sounds different...
It would probably work if you wanted to find new books + and get the general scenario of the book before you started reading (although other sites e.g. wikipedia would hive book synoposis' for free'
For me though - I deffo could never finish a book in 15 minutes
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If you want to find books you consider the greatest ever written, I think this is an advisable strategy. Another would be to read the relevant wikipedia page first, or perhaps the quotes page/s on Goodreads.

(I recall a study that showed that people who read the plot of a film before seeing it actually tend to enjoy it more - just a thought).

You will soon develop a knack of determining books which seem rather "meh" by your standard of taste, those which you may or may not like and thus need to read in-depth, and those that seem immediately in-line with your taste.
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Yeah, try read War & Peace within 15 minutes.
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I think people mistake the point of this app.

Get the key ideas from bestselling nonfiction distilled by experts into bitesize text and audio.

It's literally people discussing the core themes of a book; like a Cliffsnote article but in audio form.

Which reminds me, Cliffnotes exists and it's free.
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I wouldn't pay for it, but I see the appeal.

I watch videos that summarise philosophy and history into 15-20 min chunks. Sometimes it's all you need to get the big picture.
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