Mini Reviews #5 // The Tipping Point, Permanent Record, The Ditch

The Tipping Point is the second Malcolm Gladwell book I’ve read and I anticipate reading more! I was glad to read Edward Snowden’s much anticipated autobiography, as well as a new release from my best friend’s favourite author.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

I didn’t realise Malcolm Gladwell had such a consistent writing style, and that’s not a bad thing just an observation. I liked this one but didn’t love it? Dunno maybe it’s because I’ve been reading lots of fiction recently so nonfiction feels out of place. The concepts and ideas discussed are highly interesting though.

Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

A well written, detailed account of Edward Snowden’s life; his childhood, his government career, and everything after 2013. I enjoyed it greatly, and it serves as a reminder of all that’s happened since he became a whistleblower more than six years ago.

The Ditch by Herman Koch

I don’t really know what to say… I really like Herman Koch’s style and it’s very distinctive, the way he writes books. It almost felt like The Ditch was building to a climax that never happened? The ending was disappointing, but in itself perplexing and I almost wonder if that was actually the point.

What’s a good non-fiction book you’ve read recently?

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