Monday, December 31, 2012

The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond

I was predisposed to love this book because I loved Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse. I would describe those books as belonging to the "here's a novel theory with a bunch of fascinating stories to back it up" genre.  But I was so disappointed by this book; in fact, I didn't . . . couldn't . . . even finish it.  I'd describe it as "here's a description of the ancient world, with a few interesting stories and a bunch of textbook-y stories to back it up."  Sigh.

Review copy provided by publisher.

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