Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Book Review

Book title: The perfection point.
Author: John Brenkus
Publisher: Pan Books
Year of publishing: 2012

John Brenkus, 'the perfection point' is a novel from United States of America. The book that talks about the perfection point, energy, essence of games and sports. The author have spent the last decade studying and popularizing the unique characteristics of the world’s greatest athletes. He tries to weave around the neuroscience, the unsolved mystery and how farthest can a human run. The author brings to us the central characters, Usain Bolt and many more world record holder in different games and sports disciplines.  Perhaps, it is something that is deeply rooted and liked by many even though it is very uncertain to predict on the final point. The twist and turns of where and how exactly does it going to end is also intensely reflected but in confusion.

This book basically talks about the legitimate questions of - how fast, how far, how high and how precise one can reach the final touch line in the field of games and sports.     

Are there an absolute limits in the field of sports? Is there some speed no runner will ever exceed? A weight no power lifter will ever hoist above his head, even a thousand years from now and that is exactly no one can predict.

The author brings in all the records for the world best and the fastest completion of a New York Times crossword under Guinness Book Conditions – impressive to be sure but this doesn't really answer the question raised. World records tells us how well people have done and how far people has reached , they tell us how well they can perform but not certain where shall the final point going to end. This book has all the record of some of the supreme sports records of the world, but it isn't the best that will ever be run, lift and hit. The author was of the view that any time any sports record can be over taken and over run sooner or later posing new world records and the prediction is absolutely out of line.

But does it end? Is there a limit to how fast a marathon can be run or how high can the iron ball be lifted against the gravity or how precisely can someone shoot an arrow?

The author tries to compare, Jim Hines who have ran 100 meter in 10 seconds in forty years before and Usain Bolt is inching close to 9:50 seconds mark, beseeching the question of how fast can a human run.

So, far we think that 10 sec is the final point for 100 meter run, no human being can ever cross this point, but Usain Bolt have surprised the world with new world record the same run.

Utilizing the cutting edge science to examine incredible physical coups in the most elite sports, the author uncovers what it takes to reach the perfection point – absolute athletes can inch closer to but never exceed certain limit that no man can ever reached. However, looking at the crucial balance between physical stamina and emotional drive of every man, this book is an ultimate guide to the furthest limits of human performance.

Nonetheless, through bucking for several decision and findings of so far he came to the conclusion that, 'practically it is impossible to predict on the perfection point of the sports'. How does it really going to end?

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