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Read it in 10 minutes then chucked it in the bin,
This review is from: It's All Their Fault (Paperback)Bought this book for my wife who is writing a thesis on Generation Y and thought it may present an interesting and thought-provoking take on the subject. Though on receiving it, I realised it is not a text book, it is a manifesto - nothing more than a brief, pointless, baseless and biased protest that is reminiscent of the laughable rants that `Rick` used to have in the TV comedy `The Young Ones': `Well, in that case, I'm going to write to the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen'...
There is no rational argument, just endless quoting of statistics leading to a call to arms. For any book of this kind to be convincing or worthy, it should recognise there are counter-arguments, present them and distinguish them, but this lazy manuscript doesn't even attempt this. It is written in an anarchic style as though trying to mirror the mood it wants to generate in it's readers. And it's obviously written in a hurry.
The fact that the author will make easy money from this book suggests that by writing it, he has become everything he hates.
For the record, the baby-boomers did not have it that easy, leaving school early, many worked in factories and took far fewer holidays than their children do. When they die, they will leave behind a huge number of properties that will sell so cheaply, the cycle will simply start over again.
The demographics we face over the next couple of decades are incredible and fascinating but not to be feared, and the answer is certainly not a mass cull of our parents.
In other words, you will not find any answers in this book.
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Initial post: 22 Apr 2010 22:12:27 BDT
Scott Pack says:
Er, it does say it is a manifesto on the cover.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2011 19:19:46 BDT
Mr. Dj Barratt says:
He clearly failed to judge the book by the cover!
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