I loved it (review here).It took me ages to read all that but in stark contrast I'm already halfway through Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow. It's totally engrossing - a fascinating study of how our conscious and unconscious minds works. And not a formula in sight (phew!)
@Parson - I am very much a man who likes to have the world entire presented to me in books - maybe not all in the same book, but to have it all there if I read enough - but first and foremost I'm with you here. Give me admirable and altruistic heroes. Give me the people who believe it better to light a candle than curse the darkness. It's not like they can't exist in the same book as rogues and the selfish anyway.I find myself longing for a book with a true hero, and a quest worthy of the name. I want people who sacrifice for others rather than those who are trying to take advantage of others. I want people who believe in a cause, in other people, and a hope that shines in the darkness. I suppose that kind of book is too much to ask for. After all "those kind of people are uninteresting."