I identified amazingly with the findings in this book, especially with the insights of how introverts and extroverts interact with each other in the workplace. I think the author might have gone into a bit more depth in how companies could improve "diversity" in the workforce by seeking better balance between these two characteristics in addition to the traditional parameters of sex, race, ethnicity, etc. The large corporations I've worked for have always prefered style over substance for higher level leadership, so I thought that paralleling personalities with these two characteristics was very good. I sent a copy to my daughter, who is an introverted high school principal, for reference in dealing with her quiet, artistic, and intellectual types.
I particularly liked the historical narrative about the days of Cromwell, and I liked the uniqueness of the Shardlake character, but I kept getting distracted by the similarities the book had to Eco's classic. I hope the later volumes will make me concentrate on Shardlake's exploits instead.
I was completely fascinated by the world and the people Rothfuss has created. If you like an exciting story, elevated by keen insights into social interactions and beliefs, you will love this one. I've not seen an author with the ability to portray the way the world really works this well since Heinlein. You will be kept engaged with the main character from beginning to end.
After listening to The Name of the Wind, I could not wait for this one and was not disappointed, except when it ended. Rothfuss' characters draw you in and make you see their world, while the author sets his traps to keep you engaged and coming back for more. Can't wait for the third installment.
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