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Fun, but not serious research.
le 31 août 2016
The references pages are filled with references to himself. He also gives his opinion on things that are not at all related to his field, and he's happy to speak with casual authority about issues for which he's not qualified. I had a good time reading the book, so this issue kept interrupting my enjoyment. In case you forget or don't know how much he's had an influence over the world, oh, he will remind you. A friend or editor should have told him to get out of the way.
After putting the book down, I'd be surprised if a week or two later, the reader remembered anything substantial.
Fun book, though. His mind grabs from all over the place, so it's fun. I marked passages of the book that were very interesting, but there are AS many marks on the pages for passages that are ridiculous. Also it was published in 1990 and there's been a lot of (real) research since.
This book is fun, but ultimately not a serious work.