What can I say about this book? Dull, uninteresting, dry… How about all three? I picked this up because of a GoodRead’s recommendation, and I’ve been disappointed. I suppose there were some parts, early on, that piqued my interest; I thought the section on the physiological responses to cognitive strain to be interesting. Aside from that, I can’t bring myself to finish it.
I should give it its due though, Kahneman is a decent author, and he did his best to make such dry subject matter interesting, but this book is little more than a sleep aid. I suppose that psychology students of judgement and reasoning might disagree with me, but since I’m not, and maybe because I don’t have the intelligence of a doctoral candidate, I have to give Thinking, Fast and Slow a negative review.
If you enjoy reading about the economics of thought, you might enjoy this book, but otherwise I’d steer clear. I give it one of out five.
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