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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  692 ratings  ·  51 reviews
For more than a quarter of a century, Murphy's Law has provided the last word on things going wrong. Positive thinking is all very fine when the world is treating you right, but when things go awry, it's Murphy's Law that comes up with the goods-the pithy revelations and undeniable truths that document our limitless potential for misplaced insight, hopeless wit, and pessim ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 3rd 1990 by Arrow (first published 1977)
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Sanjay Gautam
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
"If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the FIRST to go wrong."

Murphology is the branch of knowledge relating to things going wrong. It is the science of error. And most importantly, there can be many interpretations of Murphy's law. Murphy's Law range of applicability is vast, and this book actually provides numerous interpretations of Murphy's Law; encompassing every human activity.

Murphy's Law was named after Capt. Edward A. M
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Γιώργος Δάμτσιος
7/10

Ευχάριστο διάλειμμα από τα ''σοβαρά λογοτεχνικά βιβλία''. Νομίζω ότι είναι σχεδόν αδύνατον να μη γελάσει κάποιος βροντερά έστω και σε ένα σημείο. Όλο και κάποιος ''νόμος'' έχει συμβεί σε όλους μας!
Υπήρξαν βέβαια και κάποιες σελίδες σερί που απλά τις γυρνούσα. Είναι και πώς ''κάτσει'' στον καθένα.
Στο σύνολό του, όμως, διασκεδαστικό.

Η δική μου έκδοση διαβάζεται με τη μία. Το έφαγα σε ένα απόγευμα.
Χριστίνα
Μια ιδιαίτερη νότα μαύρου χιούμορ , με την προϋπόθεση να μη πάρει κάποιος τοις μετρητοίς τα αποφθεύγματα του βιβλιου και τον πιάσουν οι μαύρες του :Ρ
Jolanta Da
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
Kuo labiau pasitiki informacija, tuo ji netikslesne.

Tas, kas knarkia, uzmiega pirmas.

Jeigu jums vis tiek, kur esate, vadinasi nepasiklydote.

...ir t.t.
Jimmakos Gavagias
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pdf

Ο ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΟΣ ΝΟΜΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΡΟΜΠΟΤΙΚΗΣ :
Τα μόνα πραγματικά λάθη είναι τα ανθρώπινα λάθη.

Η ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΣΗ ΤΗΣ MAY WEST :
Τα λάθη είναι ανθρώπινα, αλλά η απόλαυση που δίνουν θεϊκή.

Πλάκα είχε, θα μπορούσε να είναι μικρότερο γιατί και αρκετά επαναλαμβανόταν αλλά και αραιά ήταν γραμμένο.
Ευκολοδιάβαστο όμως και κάποια αρκετά σωστά που συνοδευόταν από το ανάλογο κούνημα κεφαλιου

θα μου επιτραπεί ποιητική άδεια το παρακάτω

Η ΒΑΣΙΚΗ ΑΡΧΗ ΤΟΥ GOODREADS :
Το ποσοστό των ηλιθίων παραμένει σταθερο

Η ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ JIMMAKO
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Tasha
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
"Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." - Murhpy's Law

One of the most hilarious and oh-I-so-relate-to-this books I've read till now. You won't find a single page that's not funny and while reading, you'd find your head nodding in agreement to almost all the laws and comments. Murphy's Law is ubiquitous, no doubt. Highly recommended, must read :-)
Ivonne Spinoza
Oct 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Truest things have NEVER been written! LOL ;)
Moxy
Feb 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This books telling the truth of falling in life very funny. Each of quote seems like true and repeating in your life, so you can't ignore Murphy's Law. Love the book, very funny. One of my desk books.
Sleeping with Ghosts
Excelentes leyes, las tengo en una postal que coleccionaba en 5to grado.
Andy Cyca
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuando algo puede salir mal, va a salir mal. Es un bug del universo y no hay forma de arreglarlo. En cambio, podemos reírnos de lo absurdo para no caer en la desesperación total

En esta compilación, Bloch reúne observaciones, leyes, corolarios y máximas acerca de la vida, las jerarquías, los comités y hasta las ciencias para explicar por qué la otra fila siempre se mueve más rápido. Muy bueno para reír y pensar un rato, siempre y cuando seas capaz de vivir tranquilo sabiendo que no es posible li
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Alina
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is genius, it has helped me take life less seriously and consider founding a religion based on its premises!
I have it always near me, it's like the dictionary of life, it will never disappoint me even if I just read a random page, I feel Murphy understood life better than Buddha (I'm joking obviously)

I you are a pessimist, realist, stoic, or you simply enjoy black humour, this book is everything you were looking for.
Sita
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humour, favorites
Sitamsini's Law of Sitcom Shenanigans : A neat summarisation of every plotline in every sitcom from the beginning of time can be found in between the pages of this copy of Murphy's Law : Complete.

Shubhankar Shinde
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
If anything can go wrong, it will...
A hilarious read of all those who have ever been exasperated by things going wrong, offering a set of rules with a wise and witty view of human predicament in the cosmos.
Just read, relax, relate and laugh because basically that's the only thing you can do.
Anirudh Parthasarathy
Murphy’s Law is a hilarious take on why things go wrong; compiled by the American writer Arthur Bloch. I make a lot of statements and hold certain views which are often deemed highly pessimistic (even though I take cover under the word pragmatic) and yes, needless to say, a certain friend of mine relentlessly suggested this book. It was felt that I would definitely like it and as I could relate to the book a lot and I did get a killer of an offer for the Kindle edition at INR 31 (~0.41 EUR) and ...more
Gourang Ambulkar
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Hilarious and believe it or not each of the cited 'laws' can be observed in our daily lives. Great compilation.
Rishav
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Way too funny, way to crazy. A real light read, and you can finish it while waiting at the airport. The assumptions and contents are crazy !
Aleixander
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He aprendido mucho con este libro
y eso es lo mas importante que debe dejar un libro una enseñanza
SwathISM
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hahaha! awsm book. Simply awesome. This writer must get a Nobel for bringing out the background secrets of reality.
Felipe Guerrero
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un primo mio me habló de este libro hace años y después otro de mis primos me contó que lo había leído y ademas ¡Lo había aplicado! Y pues Y pues ya era tiempo de que yo lo leyera.

El libro esta estructurado de una manera un poco extraña, no es una descripción, propiamente dicha, sobre que es la ley de Murphy sino mas bien es un conjunto de leyes, axiomas y dichos de otras personas, junto a las de Murphy, sobre temas variados que van desde la dinámica de pareja, la oficina, el hogar hasta temas f
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Daniel Hermosel Murcia
El tiempo ha dejado claro que estas leyes lo son al nivel de las leyes fundamentales de la físca como la gravedad, el electro-magnetismo o la termodinámica. Y más aún, porque cuando la física moderna encuntra fallos en aquéllas, las de Murphy siguen sólidas como el primer días 40 años más tarde. Así, uno no sabe si reír o llorar cuando comprueba empíricametne en una reunión de trabajo que se van cumpliendo los peores pronósticos, ley tras ley, colorario a colorario.
Devi
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Ich hatte das Buch noch nie vorher gelesen, aber es lag bei meinem Freund herum und ich blätterte erst nur rein, aber irgendwie konnte ich nicht lassen und habe mich heute Nacht hingesetzt und mich durch die Weisheiten / Halbweisheiten durchgearbeitet. Teilweise mit neuen Erkenntnissen ausgestattet starte ich ins neue Jahr.
Ionicescu Alexandru
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Delicios de înțepătoare.
Nu reușesc câtuși de puțin să o descriu mai bine. În orice caz, e limpede faptul "că-mi ia mai multa vreme să explic de ce am făcut un lucru prost decât pur și simplu să-l fac bine"!
Anna
Apr 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, bookcrossing
A cute book - beautiful graphically, nice paper, cute size... couldn't resist, so I got this copy for someone else. :)
I can't read Japanese, but in the end there is also the full version in original (i.e. English). So many of them ring true to life...
Anandh Sundar
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murphy's law is a one liner, and this book is full of such one-liners. Though they are common sense and experience driven for those in the field, many are really insightful and make you think twice. As both a serious and a comic read, this book straddles two fields well.
Rebeka
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ένα ευχάριστο ανάγνωσμα, ευκολοδιάβαστο και διασκεδαστικό για όλους ... εξηγεί πολύ ανεξήγητα με τον πιο ξεκαρδιστικό τρόπο. Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα σε όλους, νομίζω μια δόση γέλιου είναι απαραίτητη στις μέρες μας !!!
Natalie
Dec 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: español
Me he reido bastante con las leyes de Murphy, pero debo admitir que son bastante pesimistas. Bueno, supongo que lo importante es reirse de los reveses que te da la vida :)
Selenitachan
so funny, it really rocks and you should read it xD
Joe
Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of the most creative humor produced.
Shrikant
Apr 16, 2013 rated it liked it
.....informative.thanx arthur bloch.
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