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The Players Ball by David Kushner
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it was ok

2.5 stars

I read this because there were parallels to Billion Dollar Whale and Bad Blood and I was in my twenties for much of this story so I thought it would be interesting to read about all the craziness during the birth of the internet and domain registration craze. As it turned out, I think this book didn't end up being nearly as interesting as the other two. Maybe the author thought the salacious nature of the topic would be enough to carry the book, or the quirkiness of the main characters. But, for me, neither did the trick. I felt like the nuance, the richness of layers of research, and the depth was missing. It didn't turn out to be as interesting nor as insightful as I would have hoped.

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Reading Progress

July 23, 2019 – Started Reading
July 23, 2019 – Shelved
July 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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