Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Lost at sea - Jon Ronson

News item length articles on the strangeness of humans and how we can be manipulated or monitored, from Alpha Course to credit ratings to stranger kidney donation. There is probably an article in here to interest most people for a short period of time but is there a whole book?
For me this became a lengthy exercise with more chapters that didn't interest me than chapters that did. It also seemed a bit dated with articles from pre credit crunch and pre 9/11.
As a token there are a couple of more recent articles but the overall impression is that the book has been re-published on the back of the success of the Psychopath Test.
Not a book for me

Publisher - Picador

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