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What would have made Chaos Monkeys better?
This was poorly written (and apparently, edited). The author's constant analogies were awful--sometimes I wasn't sure whether he was telling his story or giving us an analogy.<br/><br/>
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
The author is annoying and narcissistic --by the end of the book I really disliked him.
Which scene was your favorite?
When he lost his job.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The reviews I read mostly talked about how there was important info from the author's experiences in creating/selling a tech company--and there was that. Unfamiliar with that business, I was interested in learning about it from an insider. The only reason I listened to the whole book (as annoying as it was) I did want to find out what happened.
Any additional comments?
I did not need to hear about his tryst in the closet with a co-worker during an office party. His sexual escapades, which included having 2 children with a woman with whom he did not really have a relationship, showed how stupid he really is.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
This is a very entertaining account of the current tech environment which makes 2010 seem like decades ago. A fast paced, irreverent narrator takes us on his personal tumblr through the jungle and it is delicious. It's also a deeply provocative lesson in how the powers that be are harnessing our info, or not, and it might shatter some preconceived notions about who is doing what and why. A must read for anyone appreciating a front-row seat to the madness that is Silicon Valley, incubators, and unicorns.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful