Last year, I taught this book to some of my higher-level ESL students in Abu Dhabi. Lots of them had seen the movie, but almost none of them had known it was a book first.
I was looking forward to reading this book, expecting it to be about how the presence of Google is changing the way we interact with the world.
Sadly, what it turned out to be was more of a biography of the business of Google and its top executives.
What I really enjoyed about On Second Thought was the way Herbert turned the research into something that the average reader could understand.
I really enjoyed the subject matter of this book, and was pleasantly surprised that the author managed to avoid so many of the stereotypes of introverted people while writing it.
I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for ages. Months. Years, even. The release date kept moving, and I (and I’m sure many other readers) kept waiting … and then, finally, it appeared.