|David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell probably would have been better titled Underdog but that title is probably taken. The setup is the biblical story of David and Goliath where the shepherd boy, David, defeats the massive Goliath against all odds to the contrary. Or is is that cut and dried? Gladwell uses this as a jumping off point to examine where perceived weaknesses can be turned into strengths.|
Apparently, there is a bit of a controversy surrounding the truthiness of Gladwell's book. Regardless, he's an excellent story teller and this is an entertaining read.
|Hell to Pay by Simon R Green is the 7th book in his Nightside series. I really felt like reading the next book in the Rivers of London series by Aaronovitch but I hadn't had a chance to pick it up and all these Nightside books were still sitting in my stack. This is a passable read, that is all.|