The detailed synopsis of (what seems like) every book, play, or movie that ever mentioned rabies gets boring pretty fast.
Endearing blend of journalism and personal experience.
The seemingly controversial thesis turns out to be a platitude hidden behind a carefully crafted facade of definitions.
Unfortunately, the book does not explicitly challenge if humans are adequate judges in the Turing test.
It is much harder to relate to the author’s obsession, which seems mostly driven by a some vague feeling of disappointment concerning life in general.
A cornucopia of charming mathematical anecdotes and facts
The purposeful one-sided rant makes the book lose all credibility, in particular since the arguments can easily be reversed – especially in the wake of Trump’s desperate challenge the US election outcome.
A highly entertaining fictionalized history of landmark scientific breakthroughs.
Filled with highly interesting statistics about the evolution of public perception on ethical issues.
Entertaining and polemic book, although many of the author’s points hardly need to be argued.
In the US election system, geographic concentration puts democrats at a fundamental disadvantage.
There is a limit to the degree of suspense that you can bring into taxonomy.
The stone itself is just an excuse to tell wonderful stories.
The book resists the temptation to get lost in juicy stories, but focuses on the evolution of ideas.
Compelling story telling and enriching perspectives make it hard not to become fascinated by Udham Singh and his quest for revenge.
Well chosen examples (prisons, refugee camps, declining cities, etc.) illustrate why economics is a social science
The hypothetical scenarios are well crafted and unfortunately not as far-fetched as one might hope.
Update: After the Capitol attack (6 Jan. 2021) it became clear how close we came to this type of scenario.