Stick to the premise of the book--waiting--more closely throughout the discussion.
Most interesting was the discussion of athletes and high-volume traders.
The ability to "read" it on my way to work.
The book starts off with a very interesting few chapters about the importance of waiting on the micro-scale. Thematically, the book is very tight in the first few chapters, but towards the end the author seems to get further and further away from the real premise of the book. He always tries to tie it back to the premise, waiting, but in a much less connected way. At some points in the book I just didn't know if I was listening to the same book anymore.
It's not that the book was bad, it was just too slow and too linear. So much back story and character development ends up being basically irrelevant. I think the book could have been half the length with the same impact.
Increase the pace and develop more of the side stories to keep things interesting while waiting for the ultimate conclusion.
Finally telling Ansel's story.
Probably avoid future John Grisham books.
Pain is gain
Many similar themes and characters as Atlas Shrugged
He did a good job of distinguishing characters with his voice
I really loved it because it is so dense and thought provoking.
Definitely one of the best action novels I have read, err, listened to.
Robert Ludlum books.
I thought he had a good range of voices for the various characters.
If you have already made it through books one and two then yes, you should definitely finish with this book.
Keep the pace up and don't kill off 90% of the characters.
It's not that it's a bad book, but it just doesn't live up to the first. If you haven't already read the second book, then just leave it after the first book and be happy with that.
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