What the Dog Saw : and Other Adventures Paperback
In What the Dog Saw Malcolm Gladwell covers everything from criminology to spaghetti sauce to show how the most ordinary subjects can illuminate the most extraordinary things about ourselves and our world.
Looking under the surface of the seemingly mundane, he explores the underdogs, the overlooked, the curious, the miraculous and the disastrous, and reveals how everyone and everything contains an incredible story.
What the Dog Saw is Gladwell at his very best - asking questions and finding surprising answers. "A global phenomenon...there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust." (Observer). "Gladwell makes the world seem fresh and exciting again." (Evening Standard). "Comes exuberantly close to...what goes on inside other people's heads." (Daily Telegraph). "A dizzying array...his writing talks to all of us." (Guardian). "Consistently absorbing...captivating." (Independent). "Gladwell's storytelling qualities and his eye for the human drama...make this so compelling." (Sunday Times).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/05/2010
- Category: Reportage & collected journalism
- ISBN: 9780141044804
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Review by raycun
Gets better as it goes, though some of the more interesting pieces have been cannibalised by his full-length books.
Review by petterw
This is not the long awaited new book by Malcolm Gladwell, but rather a collection of his New Yorker stories written over the last 15 years. Still, this is not (only) a publisher's attempt to make money without new material, because Gladwell, as always writes unputdownable material. His enthusiasm for any subject permeates the pages of the book, and few, if any, of these essays, however old, are uninteresting. If you are a Gladwell fan this is compulsary reading, if you haven't read any of his wonderful, thought provoking stuff, don't start here. Any other book authored by him will do.