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Not much wisdom here
on 28 August 2015
Astonishingly weak. Found it rambling, tangental and extremely subjective with some very flaky inferences and conclusions. The neuroscience and psychology is there but is patchy, being poorly presented and explained for the lay reader with a tendency to go off track. For those of us with an academic interest and background in this area, the lack of rigour and irrational leaps to conclusions are worrying . In essence though it is just poorly written and structured. The exploration of Psychopathology should immensely engaging and yet this book makes it a messy ramble. Mr Dutton is just not a good popular science writer.
I would recommend 'The Psychopath Test' or 'The Gift of Fear' for readers interested in exploring some of the similar issues covered.