Top critical review
A bit boring and incoherent
13 November 2018
I have read a lot of books that are about the Law of Attraction and the power of positive thinking. This one has nothing new in it, but has the distinction of being the first I really don't feel like reading after a few chapters.
It's written in a style that is messy, and totally incoherent, in fact, there were such inconsistency in the timeline and stories told that I ended up Googling Napoleon Hill, and learned that some of the people he claimed to have met with, including Carnegie were pure fiction, he never met with the guy, left alone being charged with a mission from him.
I learned that Hill was a con-man, and while I believe in the principles he attempt to teach in that book (read others in the same genre from different authors) I simply couldn't get in the flow of the very broken, anecdotal, narrative, and don't get me about the constant need to capitalise some words in the text, as if they are keywords that really matters.
You are better off reading the Secret, the Power and the Magic by Rhonda Byrne, and the Power of your subconscious mind by Dr Joseph Murphy and You are a Badass by Jen Sincero.
They all contain those same principles and teaching but in a writing style and narrative that is way easier to read, not to mention coherent.
The claim by Hill that you should read that book at least 3 times to reap in the benefit made me roll my eyes, because seriously who would read that boring and redundant book more than once?