It's a good book that capably communicates fascinating information but i don't feel it justified its length. By attempting to communicate virtually every point, no matter how minor, through some illustrative story, the author taxes our patience as readers and ends up needing 50 pages to draw conclusions that the reader has already made.
I'm sure the author would be open to critique of failing to include sufficient detail, or being too dry if he simply used more direct explication and fewer stories but for a young and busy person like myself, that would have been preferable.
The material was still fascinating and many of the stories were too. I enjoyed the book and all the things i learned from it but it ended up feeling too much like some old man constantly saying, "did i ever tell you about the time..."