Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book in Review: The Boy Kings

I read a lot. I would guess that I average about 40 books a year. It's not uncommon that I spend a few hours on a "me day" and finish a book in one sitting. It just recharges me like nothing else can. I love getting lost in worlds that aren't our own and experiencing things that I otherwise never would.

I love sharing that feeling. That's what this Books in Review blog series is about. Sharing that feeling.

(Before we begin, I want to remind you that the links below are affiliate links. There's nothing you need to do. That just means that if you decide to buy the book from that link, I get a very small commission. It in no way changes my opinion of the books and it doesn't cost you any extra.)

The Boy Kings
Katherine Losse

Quick Synopsis: Kate Losse was a grad school refugee when she joined Facebook as employee #51 in 2005. Hired to answer user questions such as “What is a poke?” and “Why can’t I access my ex-girlfriend’s profile?” her early days at the company were characterized by a sense of camaraderie, promise, and ambition: Here was a group of scrappy young upstarts on a mission to rock Silicon Valley and change the world.

My Thoughts: Honestly, I did not enjoy this book at all. It seems like the author - and everyone in the book - thinks very highly of themselves. They seem pretty sure that everyone wants to be them. I was absolutely not impressed with the book. The characters of the (true) story annoyed me so much, with their sense of grandeur and self importance, that I even went on a hiatus from Facebook for a time because of it. I wouldn't suggest this book to anyone.

My Rating: 1/5 Stars (Can I give 0/5 stars?!)

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