If Books Could Kill

Publisher:
Michael Hobbes, Peter Shamshiri

If Books Could Kill

4.7/5

Critic Rating

The airport bestsellers that captured our hearts and ruined our minds


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Jun 6, 2023

"...crept into more contemporary concerns...horoughly modern expression of intellectual history and criticism, made ever more accessible by its form and format."

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Score: 5

Henrietta McKervey • Irish Independent Dec 21, 2022

"With a gleeful fondness for pseudoscience, their wryly hilarious take-downs include Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, and multi-million seller The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss. The hosts’ rapport made this smart-talking, wise-cracking show a hit straight out of the traps."

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Nov 18, 2022

"This is a fun idea. And so Hobbes and Shamshiri go to town...Their vicious unwinding of Gladwell’s logic is satisfying. If there’s a problem with the show it’s that after more than half an hour the hosts’ tone gets a bit smug. For all Gladwell’s faults (and I’m very familiar with them now) I remain a fan. …"

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