Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

QI: The Book of the Dead, by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

Second paragraph of third chapter:
If there is a more driven person in human history than Genghis Khan (about 1162–1227) we should pray we don't bump into him on a dark night.
From the makers of the quiz show QI, a collection of biographies of famous people, more or less tied together by themed chapters, very much going for the gosh-wow trivia, none of it all that memorable to be honest.

This was my top unread book acquired in 2012. Next in that list is the anthology Brave New Worlds, edited by John Joseph Adams.

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