Friday, January 29, 2010

Review: Blink

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a very fun, interesting read. I loved all of the studies, stories, and examples. The first chapter laid out Gladwell's thesis and from there example after example was given for the reader to digest.

However, there was never a moment of connecting the dots or really analyzing the overall picture. The "conclusion" was yet another interesting story that did anything but tie the book together. It would have behooved Mr. Gladwell to separate his sections with a little introduction and analysis, and concluded his arguments and thoughts at the end of the book... just like they teach you in English 101.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Review: Gods Behaving Badly

Gods Behaving Badly
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I would give this book five stars - the first 3/4 of the read were witty, and really, just plain delightful - but the ending was very "come-to-Jesus" / The Santa Clause (movie version with Tim Allen) / Tinkerbell. A bit cheesy, and alarmingly almost heart-warming. I would say read the book, enjoy the light fluffiness of it all (for this book is quite fluffy, a nice, easy read), and try to look past the plot falling apart at the end.

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