Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I am reviewing another one of Linda Goodman's book. You might not be able to understand this book unless you have read the previous one- Sun Signs. Her books follow a certain order like a fiction series. The first one is Sun Signs followed by Love Signs, Relationship Signs and Star Signs. I have done a review of Sun Signs. You can read it on the site.
In case you have not guessed, I am totally in love with Linda Goodman's books and astrology. All her books are high quality in content (The printing is of the poorest quality.). Her language is easy to understand and she is not forceful in her writing. She allows the reader to think and make his/her own decisions. Precision is pretty good although it keeps degrading from book to book. I will be reviewing her Star Signs, another fabulous book, anytime soon.
So, this one as you might have already guessed talks about love. It explains the relationship between every sign of the zodiac with every other. That makes it one hundred and forty four combinations. The book is pretty long around 1200+ pages and the print is as tiny as it could get. The paper quality like I have warned you before, is poor but the book's so great that all these things can be ignored. Like the previous book, which has a wide appeal, this book's appeal is not as wide. Her universal appeal keeps reducing with each book as they become more and more technical.
Every match is divided into three categories. For example, if the match is Capricorn and Virgo, it is divided into Capricorn man and Virgo woman, Virgo man and Capricorn woman and an overall description of the vibration and match which is useful for business relations, friends, relatives etc.
Though the descriptions of matches might prove true, it may not always work in real life. Many matches which have been categorised as squared or opposed (something which is considered inharmonious) have proven to be very successful in real life. Linda Goodman agrees that human love cannot be predited accurately using these vibrations since humans act on will. However, if you want to read any furthur, or have a deep understanding of astrology, you might want to read these.
Rating- 4.4/5 (lesser than the previous one)
It is also amusing and entertaining like a fiction book. This is the last book in this series which doesn't have any charts and other technical information like numerology. Sun Signs was something every layman could read. Love signs is practical with very less technical stuff and will appeal to most. However, the books after these are technical and will appeal to only those who have read the previous books or those interested in a deeper understanding of astrology.
If you're dating or planning on getting married, this book is useful. Others who are not into dating or marriage can enjoy this book too.
The book contains the 'love mysteries' of every sign and the stage of life they represent. This might be valuable information for metaphysicians but the book Star Signs has more metaphysical content.
Linda Goodman as always, maintains a positive tone. Each chapter too is ended on a positive note.
This book will save your time of getting relationship advice from astrologers and other sources. It provides direct, first hand information that can prove useful.
One great shortcoming is the print and page quaity as I have emphasised numerous times. I guess if the publisher printed a 1200+ pages book in high quality print on first class paper, it would cost a fortune. The cover is great though.
I again say that this might not appeal to people born on cusp dates unless they get their accurate sign checked from a professional astrologer. All the cons I mentioned in Sun Signs apply here too.
Some may find it a waste of money to buy a 1200+ pages book when you're not going to read all the pages. But it is entertaining and is a complete guide to the human heart. It might prove useful at a later stage.
Overall, the book is great and fun to read. Some may feel that it is not as comprehensive as Sun Signs maybe because it has to cover more content. Linda Goodman spent ten years writing this book and I think it was good. In case you're wondering what Linda Goodman's sun sign is, it is Aries. She mentions it many times in her book. This book is worth every penny you spend on it. Please read Sun Signs before you read this one. I still find Sun Signs better than this one.
Description of all possible 144 matches
Nature of signs
Easy to understand
Poor page quality