49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Too long winded, can't see who this book is aimed at, certainly not the coattail investors.,
This review is from: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (Hardcover)
The bottom line is, at 976 pages, you must really be obsessed with Buffet to put yourself through this.
I'm not saying the book isn't well researched or written but you have to ask yourself, what is the point of this book and why are you reading it?
Speaking for myself, although I assume many had a similar motivation, you might want to find out more about what goes on in Buffett's mind. How does he make such good investment decisions, maybe we can learn something from him. If that's where you are coming from then I recommend Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham with foreword by Buffet. That in conjunction with a book on his most famous quotes for entertainment value.
I'm typically the sort of person that reads a book from start to finish but this one I had to drop before the half-way point. If you're truly a Buffet fan then you'll appreciate the concept of opportunity cost. Instead of reading 976 pages of over elaborate descriptions one who met with whom, what they ate, what they drank, how they split the bill your time could be spent on more useful pursuits/books.