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Outliers: The Story of Success (English Edition)
Outliers: The Story of Success (English Edition)
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Interesting, a little too much padding., 26. März 2015
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Some fascinating ideas, backed up by anecdotes and research. You could get all the ideas across in 10 bullet points - but he had a book to write... so. His central point - that success depends much more on timing, culture and luck than we like to admit - is really well made. Over and over again. Still glad I read it.


Child 44 (English Edition)
Child 44 (English Edition)
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Good absorbing read, 10. März 2015
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Child 44 (English Edition) (Kindle Edition)
Very enjoyable and cracks along at a good pace. He really gets the oppressive atmosphere across very well - you feel you are in Stalin's Russia. The only weaknesses are some unconvincing plot twists and coincidences. A trained agent forgetting that he leaves tracks in the snow? Duh. But this is niggling - on the whole a worthy four starrer.


Undercover Economist
Undercover Economist
von Tim Harford
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great, 8. September 2014
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Undercover Economist (Taschenbuch)
Mixture of common sense and clearly explained economics - and still entertaining! Would recommend to anyone - uses good examples to illustrate the theories.


The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts
The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts
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4.0 von 5 Sternen What you expect, 8. September 2014
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As a fan of Kinky Friedman and Billy Bob Thornton, I couldn't really go wrong. It doesn't disappoint - interesting insights into his early life, career and sometimes whacky views. I loved it.


The Circle
The Circle
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1.0 von 5 Sternen What a disappointment, 8. September 2014
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Circle (Kindle Edition)
After the hype, I looked forward to turning my brain off and getting into this conspiracy thriller. Unfortunately the plot and characters are just so implausible that I gave up after about a third and read the wikipedia synopsis instead. There is no subtlety in the writing. The author is making a good point about Google and Apple but, geez, does he ram it down the reader's throat. Dull, repetitive and just plain stupid.


David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Not enough content for a book, 30. Juli 2014
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Interesting, counter-intuitive points. Starts well but descends into repetition and I soon found myself skipping pages. Rather a disappointment in the end.


The Wolf of Wall Street (English Edition)
The Wolf of Wall Street (English Edition)
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4.0 von 5 Sternen gets better, 12. Mai 2014
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very entertaininh account - gets a little repetitive until things really start going downhill, but last third is worth the wait.


God Bless John Wayne (Masters of Crime Book 8) (English Edition)
God Bless John Wayne (Masters of Crime Book 8) (English Edition)
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Good, typical Kinky, 3. Februar 2014
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Why change a winning formula. Full of irreverant but interesting references, an implausible plot wreathed on espresso fumes and cigar smoke. Switch brain to cruise and enjoy!,


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