Top critical review
Lots of little-known facts - but lacking detail
on 2 February 2014
I recommend this as a good coffee-table or bathroom book; interesting to dip into, but not particularly entertaining for a longer period of time. I have a 45-minute commute, and ended up getting a little bit bored after 15 minutes! It's full of interesting facts, but is very superficial; i felt like the author could have gone into a little more detail on some of the stories and facts - just as i was beginning to think "oh that's interesting!" the author moved onto the next section.
That said, it really is quite interesting, and the author has clearly researched and found some interesting gobbets of information to share. Whilst the detail was a little lacking for me, it appears to be designed to inspire rather than educate - and in that, it achieves 5/5. For me, i wanted to know more. It wasn't enough to leave an impression on me. It is worth a look-see though, and this may sound like a criticism (but it very honestly isn't!!) this would be the PERFECT toilet reading!