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Lacks focus

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Reviewed: 25-11-2019

I love Malcolm Gladwell – especially his revisionist history podcasts. However I wonder why he didn’t make this book’s chapters into separate podcasts because as a one book volume - this lacks focus and in the end, a general supposition of opinion. His book the tipping point for example allowed us to understand the very premise however talking to strangers doesn’t really inform us of anything that we don’t really know in fact this book simply contains chapters of various misaligned and maligned people and incidents that he, I think wrongly, puts down to some sort of “strangers” connection. Call me a cynic but I think Malcolm just wanted to make some money here and he should have done it as a series of podcasts if at all. This book makes very little headway into culture and society

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Meh

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Reviewed: 12-05-2016

Starts well. Gets very lost and off track by chapter 8. Not a good read

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