The Drunkard’s Walk


Seems we’re all lurchy. A review of a new title The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, takes time out to consider it from a literary point of view, with some encouraging words for writers:

“Failure happens, and doesn’t necessarily mean you’re on the wrong path. The reader is presented with examples of famous books that were repeatedly rejected, and of an amusing case where London’s Sunday Times sent the first chapters of two Booker Prize-winning books — under pseudonyms — to major publishers and agents. All but one agent rejected the works. Success, while not independent of worthiness, is largely a random event.”


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