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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art &hellip by Malcolm Gladwell
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Gladwell's Best, 29 April 2014
I have read all of Gladwell's books and would rate this as his least convincing. The topic of the book encapsulated in the title and Gladwell's gloss of the biblical tale therein is an important one, there is however a great deal of overstretch in his attempt to link the disparate strands within each chapter to the central theme. The latter is not something Gladwell usually struggles with. I wonder whether this book was rushed to market? Most Gladwelll fans will no doubt forgive him for a marginal drop in his usually very high standards.
Alive in Joburg ~ Tananas
Alive in Joburg ~ Tananas
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I remain a devout Tananas fan primarily because I am fortuntate enough to have seen and heard their live performances over the past 15 years. Notably these performances were all at the nastiest locations that South Africa has to offer (e.g. Grahamstown Arts Festival, Jo-Burg dives, Ford Little Theatre Port Elizabeth etc.). 'Alive in Jo-Burg' will give you a flavour for the atmospheric, ruddiness of the typical African venue. In the absence of a true music-friendly space much depends on the artistic skill and the created 'musical ambience' of the artists - not only to capture the attention of a somewhat unsophisticated audience, but also to overcome the acoustical constraints of make-shift… Read more

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