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message 1: by Mariecar (new)

Mariecar Ditto ... well-written review.

message 2: by Matt (new)

Matt McClard i concur.

message 3: by Marwa (new)

Marwa Ayad Great review...and I agree.

message 4: by Vic (new)

Vic I concur with this review. Gladwell tries to make gray areas black and white and it rarely works.

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

LOL.... I read the back cover and basically it said the same thing as your review.

message 6: by Greg (new)

Greg I'm not sure if I need to still review this book. I might just have to link straight to yours.

message 7: by Dirk (new)

Dirk Laukens Good review. I expected a little more advice in this book...

message 8: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Voderberg Thanks. Very funny.

message 9: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Hahn No idea how it became a best seller

message 10: by Balkha (new)

Balkha Totally agree with this review. I did not bother to finish this book. Stii can;t understand why this book was such a big deal.

message 11: by s (new)

s s I agree with Kelly and Balkha but not everyone studies the brain and understands life at a 250ms timescale. Some need a reminder... It is probably a best seller because a lot of ppl need this reminder.

message 12: by Hippster (new)

Hippster Wow! You pretty much summed it all up. The book did contain some interesting lil stories, but very self-contradictory.

message 13: by Assya (new)

Assya lol

message 14: by Chris (new)

Chris haha

message 15: by Nadeem (new)

Nadeem Ahmad Spot on.
Gladwell's books are like fast food with plenty of health labelling. They are satisfactory until you realize it was all a lot of facts, stories and anecdotes to illustrate what could have been said and understood without the saga that accompanied it.

message 16: by Dimi (new)

Dimi 100% correct summary.

message 17: by Mahesh (new)

Mahesh Kumar ha ha ha.. exectly wht i feel abt it... nt worth finishing

message 18: by Mohsen (new)

Mohsen Couldn't sum it up better.

message 19: by Cam (new)

Cam Copland So I'm meant to trust the opinion of someone who hasn't even finished the book? If it took you "under a day" to read "most" of it, surely it would be worth investing a little bit more time so you could write a review that was at least slightly credible?

You're arguing the author should leave out relevant evidence on one side of the argument just so he can provide "advise" (sic). So it would be a much better book if he had deliberately omitted information that contextualised the argument and provided an alternative view of the subject?

Yes, let's criticise the author for leaving us more informed.

message 20: by Mary (new)

Mary good review!

message 21: by Kp (new)

Kp Nicely written review. I get both sides

message 22: by Katya (new)

Katya Khatsenko This is exactly how I felt but sadly I am not as articulate as you :-p

message 23: by Barry (new)

Barry Great review - I agree with you totally and some of the anecdotal evidence was sketchy to say the least.

message 24: by Gerry (new)

Gerry I liked your review...thanks..made me chuckle a little.

message 25: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Very funny lol however I did get or understand Gladwell. It depends on what you are looking for when you open the book. As a psychologist I understand him clearly and understand you too. You read what you wanted!

message 26: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Torm thx you saved me a lot of time!

message 27: by Mike (new)

Mike Are you able to recommend a book on the subject that you like? I just finished The User Illusion and I'm looking for an interesting follow-up book that is perhaps a little more complete than Blink. Thanks.

message 28: by Ibrahim (new)

Ibrahim Mshelia Good for understand

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