"May. The book uses hyperbole to make it's point, which I don't like. I also don't get why an event has to be outside the realm of prediction in order to be labled a black swan. Seems like any unlikely event can be one so long as it's not expected."
"August. Good book, interesting topic. I'm not sold on the wisdom of crowds with respect the the prediction of future events, but the ability of crowds to make accurate estimates of existing facts (the number of jelly beans in a jar, the location of a lost submarine, etc.) is well documented here."
"March-November. Rushdie's a great writer, but his writing stye is unorthodox. This is a pretty tough read due to the complex sentence structure and failure to adhere to gramatical rules. Great story. To understand the full depth of the story you need a background in Indian history from the partion forward. I don't have that, so I enjoyed the book more on a surface level."