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Another genius novel from Malcolm Gladwell

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-24

The title really says it all. If you are like me a big fan of his other books and enjoy his podcasts, you will certainly enjoy his new book! Interestingly enough, he adapted this audiobook to include recordings of his conversations with the subject of each chapter, much resembling the structure of his podcast Revisionist History. A truly amazing look into the interactions and misunderstandings we have of strangers. He looks deeply into the historical and societal impacts of our inability to read each others minds.

It might be my new favourite book...

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Storytelling carries this long book

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-24

The book itself is quite long, however, the storytelling by Grover Gardner is extraordinary. While King's writing does get heavy, his ability to bring closure to a huge list of characters in this book is impressive. Constantly reminding the reader of Fran or Stu, to smaller characters like Dayna or Kojak, and where we have seen them before.

There's a reason they call him the King of Horror. King's ability to piece together a vivid mental mosaic of the horrifying near extinction of modern society creates a perfect premise for which we begin this tumultuous adventure.

I avidly recommend this.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Well-read and eerily creepy, true to King's tone

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-04

This was engaging and the character's unique voices used by Steven Weber gives for great storytelling. I would absolutely recommend to those who are fans of true horror, though not to the faint of heart.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful