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Book Review of The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon
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This book was on a recommended book list so I added it to my wish list. I received the book a year or so ago. Several months back I decided to read it. The book is written in parable form with the language straight out of the King James' Bible. I believe I quit reading in the second chapter. A few weeks back I decided to try again. This time I made it all the way through the book, which is only 194 pages in my version. The first couple chapters were repetitive. The information was basically common sense about how one should handle money.

There is one page at the end of the book about the author. These parables were written as pamphlets on thrift and financial success for insurance companies and financial institutions to distribute to their customers. At some point, the pamphlets were put together as a book. So, that explains why some things are repetitive.

If half stars were permitted, I'd give this 2.5 stars. Since half stars aren't allowed, I'm bumping this up to three stars.

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