Looking at the cover design of Spy The Lie, you might have thought this book is like Thomas Erikson’s “Surrounded by…” series. But any similarity stops here. Unlike Surrounded by Idiots and all other spin-offs, the content in Spy The Lie is grounded on some solid scientific methodologies, not pure conjectures. Unlike the “real-life examples”… Read More »
The fundamental problem with Surrounded by Idiots is that the system as preached by the author can be manipulative and deceptive.
Some authors should never read their own books. This is one of them. I listened to the audio version of The Biggest Bluff (read by the author herself), and gawd, it’s awful. The narration is oozing with idolatry, like a wide-eyed schoolgirl seeing a unicorn for the first time. In the end, this book sounds… Read More »
Biology was one of my favourite subjects in school and “The Science of Being Human: Why We Behave, Think and Feel the Way We Do” is a joy to read (at least to me).
What caught my eye when I picked up this book is the gaudy design and the summary of instances that will trigger the shameful tickle of enjoyment we experience when things go wrong for other people. Such as: A commuter barges past you on the stairs – and then just misses his train. Someone else’s… Read More »