Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

I recently read What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell.

It's really a series of stand-alone stories. They're not fiction, they are true stories. Some of them are fascinating, others I found not as interesting.

Gladwell is a great writer.

According to E. Bukowsky (booklover10) on Amazon:

""What the Dog Saw" has some intriguing passages that will impel readers to say, "I never thought of this subject in quite that way before." The provocative Gladwell enjoys toying with conventional wisdom and challenging our preconceived notions. For instance, in one article, he defends certain forms of plagiarism, a transgression that many would consider indefensible. In another, he states that tragedies such as the Challenger disaster are unavoidable, since for a variety of reasons, "we don't really want the safest of all possible worlds."

This water-cooler book will have people arguing vehemently that Malcolm Gladwell is either out of his mind or, conversely, that he is a courageously honest writer who dares to tell it like it is. "

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