Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Finished reading Moneyball. Really enjoyed it. I can think of no more suitable compliment for the quality of writing in it than: it made baseball seem interesting to me. Also the stuff I was already more naturally inclined to find interesting, namely the triumph, over arbitrary gut sense and myth-making, of paying attention to the actual world in a systematic way (that which is sometimes called "statistics" and "science") was quite enjoyably described. For a piece of nonfiction, it had some stunningly good characters and narrative structure. (9/10)
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