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This review is from: Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot (Hardcover)
This book is well-written (mostly) and a good look at an interesting subject. However, the author seems not to trust his own subject, since he constantly moves away from the interesting part of the book (the story of how the strange market in imaginary goods works) in order to pad the book out with boring digressions on watching his daughter play, or even more boring half-baked essays on What It All Means (no surprise that the author is a contributor to Wired magazine.) Still, if you read the reporting parts, which are good, and skip over the self-indulgent, meandering attempts at philosophy, which are not, you'll learn a lot and enjoy yourself.
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Initial post: Oct 29, 2010 8:36:07 AM PDT
Lee Chisholm says:
I totally agree with this review. When you skip the filler sections (about 30% of the writing), this is a really great book.
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