Thursday, 8 July 2010
Currently Reading: Malcolm Gladwell - What The Dog Saw
I'm reading this at the moment. Malcolm Gladwell is BY FAR my favourite author/writer. He has this amazing way of writing that makes you feel as if you've discovered something amazing on every turn of the page. This one is a selection of his pieces written for the New Yorker over many years and covers stocks and shares to hairdye and ketchup, and explains what those things tell us about ourselves and other people. Absolutely fascinating. I'm only a few chapters in and so hooked. when I'm away from the book I can feel it pulling me in, a weird addiction in the back of my head saying
'Read me, Read me, read me.'
This is what Amazon have to say about What the Dog Saw.
Malcolm Gladwell is the master of playful yet profound insight. His ability to see underneath the surface of the seemingly mundane taps into a fundamental human impulse: curiosity. From criminology to ketchup, job interviews to dog training, Malcolm Gladwell takes everyday subjects and shows us surprising new ways of looking at them, and the world around us. Are smart people overrated? What can pit bulls teach us about crime? Why are problems like homelessness easier to solve than to manage? How do we hire when we can’t tell who’s right for the job? Gladwell explores the minor geniuses, the underdogs and the overlooked, and reveals how everyone and everything contains an intriguing story. What the Dog Saw is Gladwell at his very best – asking questions and seeking answers in his inimitable style.
I would highly suggest reading any of his books. Really.
Buy 'What the Dog saw' from Amazon