The Nature of Plots by K. M. Zahrt

9/10 When I first finished The Nature of Plots my immediate impression was that I hadn't liked it very much. On further reflection, I actually really enjoyed it. The change of opinion (which is pretty rare for this particular dairy product, I'll have you know) came about because I kept going back over to my bookshelf, …

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This is Your Brain on Sports by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers

(Full title: This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon) 9/10 This was a delightful read, from the first page until the last paragraph. A mix of psychology, statistics and athletics, the co-authors have created a fascinating exploration into some …