Book 24 – 2014 – In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

201106-omag-in-cold-blood-284xFallThis book is about a gruesome multiple homicide, based on a true story. The author interviewed the people involved, from the neighbours, to the investigators. It is as detailed and as personal as a book can be. It definitely make me feel better (while reading the book) to know that the murderers had been caught.

The book examines the complex psychological relationship between two parolees who together commit a mass murder – Wikipedia

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Book 11 – 2014 – Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything – Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Book 11 - 2014 - Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Yes, it’s a loooong title, but often shorten to ‘Freakonomics’, until another ‘Freakonomics’ series, published. Anyway, this book was published back in 2005. A lot of my friends mentioned that it’s a good book, interesting, etc, etc… But I was not interested in non-fiction, back then. Nowadays, either I have grown up, and taste & preference have changed, or just an attempt to improve my reading selection, I decided to pick ‘Freakonomics’ up.

Like indicated in the beginning of the book, there’s not quite a theme of the book. It’s about seemingly random things that somehow correlates and just make sense. AND supported by data! But the book was quite intriguing, and surprise surprise, I was not bored while reading it. Yay me! This give me more courage to try out more non-fiction and/or self-help/improvement books….

There is not quite a way for me to explain the book in a way that will interest you, and not divulging about the content too much… I’ll just give you a quote from the book, that I think will make me want to read the book…

“when a woman does not want to have a child, she usually has good reason. She may be unmarried or in a bad marriage. She may consider herself too poor to raise a child. She may think her life is too unstable or unhappy, or she may think that her drinking or drug use will damage the baby’s health. She may believe that she is too young or hasn’t yet received enough education. She may want a child badly but in a few years, not now. For any of a hundred reasons, she may feel that she cannot provide a home environment that is conducive to raising a healthy and productive child.”
― Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

ps: might be spoiler!! the book was also the reason why I am reading Ted Kaczynski from Crime Library