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2.0 out of 5 stars This is not as good as Quirkology, which was by far Wiseman's most readable book., 6 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Did You Spot The Gorilla?: How to Recognise the Hidden Opportunities in Your Life (Paperback)
I very much enjoyed Quirkology and looked to Wiseman's back catalogue hoping to find something just as interesting. Alas, Did you Spot The Gorilla was most disappointing in comparison. Not least because it was so short. Though it is quoted as being of over a hundred pages the actual pages of readable text amount to noticeably less than that. There are cartoons and many instances of blank pages used throughout the book to pad out its size too. Which I felt was a little naughty.

Despite its shortness, it's not too bad a book; just not up to the standard I expected of him, having loved his other book. So, at the end of the day, I feel that the author (characteristically an experimenter) was trying out an experiment in how little could be published and yet still be received as a sucessful book. His successful book remains, Quirkology, and unless you are more of a fan of Wiseman than I am (& I am!) then stick to that instead.
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Initial post: 6 Nov 2009 13:10:19 GMT
Mr. T. White says:
Update Nov 09, I have just review his latest book, 59 seconds, and very much recommend that people buy that instead, as it is far meatier and no booklet by any means (as Gorilla is). 59 seconds is a splendid reuturn to form from the man who gave us the indispensable Quirkology.
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