One star for the plot and one because I did want to see how it ended. However, the story was melodramatic w/ too much detail about common sense activity. Many inaccuracies esp. in the medical area.
While I support the overall view of the book, I found the absolutes and many examples of stretching the facts disappointing. There are enough facts to make the case for closing the economic gaps that create inequality and you will find those in this book. However, the simple facts must not have dramatic enough for Stiglitz. This book will fan the flames of the far right and give them more reasons to do the same with their own slanted interpretations of facts and partial truths. It certainly will not help them understand and is not likely to move a person in the center to agree. It will simply cause those of a common attitude to dig in deeper thus further preventing us from reaching resolution.
The story was fairly good but the dialogue was weak. I think someone in high school or middle school might enjoy this book.
The writing. I finished the book because the story was engaging but the writing was very poor. It seemed it was written over a long weekend with little thought. This was a poor man's "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown which was not written that well compared with the classics.
Absolutely. He is very good. However, the poor dialogue did not help his struggle with a French or Italian female accent.
I would tell him to start over.
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