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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,894,873 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever, 24 July 2012
This is an amazing and challenging book about how we think. Full of clever explanations backed up by experimental evidence that show how flawed and lazy our thought processes are.
Dead Souls (Penguin Classics) by Nikolai Gogol
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 31 Dec 2009
If you enjoy the haphazard chaos, tenuos plot-lines, general over-dramatisation and bizarre characters that make Russian literature so wonderful you will love this book. I think, along with Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, that it is the best book I have ever read. The fact that the book doesn't even end conclusively, coincident with Gogol's descent into madness, makes it an even more enjoyable read strangely. His inability to harness the story as it proceeds, progressively more out of control, is like nothing I have ever read previously.
Nonetheless for those who like tight plot-lines and tidy conclusions this may not appeal.

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