November 30, 2016

  • November 30, 2016
Just read an extraordinary book - "What the Dog Saw and other adventures" - Malcom Gladwell's bestseller, and thought writing a book review about this because - even is his style was absolutely new and so different to me - I really enjoyed his short novels enclosed in this book and made me wonder and think over so many life aspects and human attitude, characters, mind and limits, in a daily challenge to survive, adapt, evolve and eventually succeed.
What the dog saw
What the Dog Saw - Malcolm Gladwell - own photo

Have you read this book, too?
Have you read any of Malcolm Gladwell's books before or are you accustomed with his journalistic style? 

Are you also a book lover thrilled to read any new release shown on libraries and book stores? 

To me, Malcolm Gladwell's book "What the Dog Saw and other adventures" is one of the most amazing gathering of contemporary short novels describing so well people's inner desires and struggle to achieve things, and their unique paths and incredible ideas for pursuing their dreams.

The "Observer" - "Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon... there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust." 
And author Malcolm Gladwell's easy way of presenting various mundane aspects from his characters life combined with an unique descriptive writing talent, are captivating reader from first page of each new story, triggering your curiosity and thirst to read more and more. 

Read Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller What the Dog Saw and you may have the chance to change your perception over various things in life! 

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Malcolm Gladwell books - own photo
Malcolm Gladwell books - own photo

My perception about Malcolm Gladwell and his book - "What the dog saw" 

I like books, mostly good literature, and I do love reading, that special and so rare feeling... of new silent discoveries. 

And to me nothing compares with the real pleasure of staying relaxed into your home, rewarding yourself with a ‘break time” from all daily activities dedicating few hours for reading while listening to some bits o f good – eventually classical – music. 

So, being accustomed with the wonderful writing style, solid line story and captivating narrations of lots of classical and some good modern authors throughout their famous bestsellers, I was a bit hesitant while leafing Malcolm Gladwell’s book “What the dog saw”… 

British born Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell literary style is far from being as fluent and friendly as his predecessors, being more close to his professional background, journalism, but after first 2-3 pages, the reading becomes more friendly and you feel like watching a very well structured and prepared documentary, showing the evolution of his described characters in a blunt funny realistic way… and all these will make you be willing and anxious to read next page and next page to find out the end of the story and its conclusion. 

And you’ll be amazed with the realistic life stories!

You’ll start with: 
- Part one – “Obsessives, pioneers, and other varieties of minor genius” and other 6 stories,
- Part two – “Theories, predictions, and diagnoses” and other 7 stories,
- Part three – “Personality, Character, and Intelligence” and 6 more stories.

A lot of simple stories that got metamorphosed along the way due to various circumstances, ups and downs, and plenty of ideas that changed the whole life of his characters.

From all these chapters or stories presented in this book were, my 2 favorite ones were:
- The ketchup Conundrum – Mustard now comes in dozen of varieties. Why has ketchup stayed the same? and
- Connecting to dots – The paradoxes of intelligence. 

Malcolm Gladwell - The best line ever - "It was like driving down an interstate looking through a soda straw." 
Don't miss out the official site of author Malcolm Gladwell

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