Puzzle of Fate
by A. Reza Kamarei, PhD
by Barry Boy
Puzzle of Fate was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
The first thing to say is that Puzzle of Fate is not a novel.
In Puzzle of Fate, Kamarei attempts to answer the life-long question of ‘What is Fate?”, “What is Destiny?”, and, “Can we change them?”
Kamarei’s ambition in doing this is to use scientific methods, a tactic which the doctor uses to very high standards. The amount of research that has gone into this work is truly phenomenal. I found that the data provided filled several gaps in my knowledge, and I am sure that you will be of the same opinion.
The doctor quotes source after source, just as in a scientific study, which the reader will soon realise this book to be.
‘Clinical’ is the operative word, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Except when the author writes things like: ‘If your answer is still no’, (i.e. you do not side with the author), ‘it is likely that you are missing something…’
That seems the height of arrogance to me, and I found that to be the tone of this book. The author treats the reader like a college student.
Buying Puzzle of Fate did not make me a student of Kamarei’s. I will not be bludgeoned into submission by the quotations chosen to support the author’s point of view.
‘Arrogance’ is the word that remains foremost in mind after reading this interesting study.
Destiny or fate?
My opinion is that everyone will learn something from this book, but my recommendation to the doctor is to stop treating all readers like his undergraduate students.
This book is far too high-handed. Nevertheless, I had been looking forward to reading it, and I enjoy philosophy. However, there is no debate here.
Puzzle of Fate is a let-down for me. It is a lot, but it could have been a lot more.
No rank or qualification makes one person’s view on such an important matter as Fate more valid than anyone else’s.
The cover is appropriate, but the contents would benefit greatly from editing by someone who comes from a country that uses the definite and indefinite articles intuitively.
Well done, but could have done a lot better.