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I just bought Antifragile and can't believe this guy gets away with the constant petty swipes. There are enough interesting ideas to keep you going but there is so much petty noise in these books. If he has an editor they are doing a terrible job.



Yes, his prose is terrible. Initially I thought he never took any english composition class. But then I realized that perhaps he thinks he is too smart for such things. That is, he writes the way he think, the way he speaks.


I'm pretty sure he discusses editors at some point and he doesn't really like them or have one.

He takes the swipes, but he'll show up with a truckload of evidence supporting them if you push back.


I think Black Swan is much, much better.




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