Year: 2020

Book review: 『本を読む人だけが手にするもの』 by Kazuhiro Fujihara

Introduction Title: 『本を読む人だけが手にするもの』Author: Kazuhiro FUJIHARA (藤原和博)Published by ちくま文庫296 pages Review I will say it plainly: I didn’t like this book. Reading it was a waste of time, the author kept bragging about himself, I haven’t learned anything, and I felt insulted by the author. “I am such a great person” type of book The point of the book is to show the importance of reading, I guess… But to be honest, it rather looks like the whole point of the book is to show how great the author is because he reads so many books and achieved so many things and has so many great ideas to improve education. I haven’t read a lot of self-improvement books in Japanese, but Japanese authors always seem to brag about how many books they read, how many blog posts they write, how many video they upload and so on. I find it annoying, but if the author is creating great content that helps me getting more productive, it’s fine. In this book, the author just boasts about his …