Monday, April 16, 2012
What Are It's Shortcomings?
There are many shortcomings to Freakonomics that frustrated me and inhibited my enjoyment of the read. The repetitiveness of the chapters caused the book to drag on, which made it rather boring through the middle and end of the story. The interrelation of these chapters and how they seemed to all connect to each other contributed to the bland and repeating structure of the book. Also, the author's arrogant tone in most of his explanations turned me away somewhat from the book, although his cleverness and irresistible wit brought me right back in. All in all, one may have a love-hate relationship with the book because of the usable and seemingly important information, even though it is arranged in the same boring and cliche way throughout the entire novel.