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Skim through at the bookstore, but do not buy
on June 16, 2017
Read the 48 laws of power, fantastic book 5/5. I wanted to buy this because I wanted to continue the narrative of the first, or maybe it would touch up the original book.
I do not like this book at all, very cheesy writing. The connection between the principle taught i.e "a strategy of war" and the piece of history used to support it is not connected well. I enjoyed the history part more than the psychological lesson behind it. The author consistently uses phrases like "destroy your enemies, envelop him in smoke" on and on and on. Its basically stuff like this and no substance. It just does not sound PRACTICAL for the real world like the 48 Laws of Power does. I found some useful points, but not many. Again, the history is cool to read but I wouldn't use this too much as a personal self-improvement tool.