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For more than a quarter of a century, Murphy's Law has provided the last word on things going wrong. Positive thinking is all very fine when the world is treating you right, but when things go awry, it's Murphy's Law that comes up with the goods-the pithy revelations and undeniable truths that document our limitless potential for misplaced insight, hopeless wit, and pessimFor more than a quarter of a century, Murphy's Law has provided the last word on things going wrong. Positive thinking is all very fine when the world is treating you right, but when things go awry, it's Murphy's Law that comes up with the goods-the pithy revelations and undeniable truths that document our limitless potential for misplaced insight, hopeless wit, and pessimistic wisdom.This special anniversary collection features the best of Murphy's Law--plus new 21st-century entries proving that with advances in technology, even more can go wrong.For example:No matter what goes wrong, there is always somebody who knew it would.Anything is easier to take apart than to put together.For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.The less you do, the less can go wrong.Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens....

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Murphy's Law: Complete Reviews

  • Sanjay Gautam
    2019-05-02 01:22

    "If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the FIRST to go wrong."Murphology is the branch of knowledge relating to things going wrong. It is the science of error. And most importantly, there can be many interpretations of Murphy's law. Murphy's Law range of applicability is vast, and this book actually provides numerous interpretations of Murphy's Law; encompassing every human activity. Murphy's Law was named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer working on Air Force Project MX981, (a project) designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash. One day, after finding that a transducer was wired wrong, he cursed the technician responsible and said, "If there is any way to do it wrong, he'll find it." The contractor's project manager kept a list of "laws" and added this one, which he called Murphy's Law. Actually, what he did was take an old law that had been around for years in a more basic form and give it a name.Murphy's Law is defined as: If anything can go wrong, it will. Corollaries:* Nothing is as easy as it looks.* Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.* Every Situation breeds new problems.O'Toole's Commentary on Murphy's Law: Murphy was an Optimist.Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics: Things get worse under pressure.Murphy's Law of Uncertainty: You can know something has gone wrong only when you have made an odd number of mistakes.Silverman's Paradox: If Murphy's Law can go wrong, it will.Extreme version: If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the FIRST to go wrong.Quantization Revision of Murphy's Laws: Everything goes wrong all at once.Murphy's Constant: Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.........................................................................................It was by sheer accident that I found this book. I was wandering through the streets of Pondicherry, and by chance, I found myself standing at a bookstore that sold second hand books. There were three types of secondhand books piled up there: in fairly good condition (very less discount), in average condition (half of original price), and in very bad condition (if it's too bad you can take it free). I was just glancing through the books 'in very bad condition' pile when my eyes fell on this book - it was fairly new, and was in excellent condition. Then I wondered why would anyone sell it so cheap? But, then, I guessed: the shop owner thinks this book is no good to anyone, and is nothing but rubbish, and of no value whatsoever. However, I knew about Murphy's Law already; and as I leafed through the book it was confirmed that it is a book of value and will prove to be another gem in my collection. It was very interesting, funny, and at the same time having penetrating insights. Although I wondered why these guys are selling a book which was fairly new at such a low price, I never asked them about it. I bought the book for Rs 20 (0.3$); later I checked the price on amazon it was quoted Rs 300 (5$). It was a very lucky day, indeed.Behind these hilariously funny lines lay hidden penetrating insights about human nature and its relationship with error. This book is highly entertaining and witty - a sheer delight to read. The humor of Murphy's Law leaves you laughing at the end of the day. If you make it through a Murphy win!Highly Recommended!

  • Γιώργος Δάμτσιος
    2019-04-25 04:38

    7/10Ευχάριστο διάλειμμα από τα ''σοβαρά λογοτεχνικά βιβλία''. Νομίζω ότι είναι σχεδόν αδύνατον να μη γελάσει κάποιος βροντερά έστω και σε ένα σημείο. Όλο και κάποιος ''νόμος'' έχει συμβεί σε όλους μας!Υπήρξαν βέβαια και κάποιες σελίδες σερί που απλά τις γυρνούσα. Είναι και πώς ''κάτσει'' στον καθένα. Στο σύνολό του, όμως, διασκεδαστικό.Η δική μου έκδοση διαβάζεται με τη μία. Το έφαγα σε ένα απόγευμα.

  • Χριστίνα
    2019-05-14 06:37

    Μια ιδιαίτερη νότα μαύρου χιούμορ , με την προϋπόθεση να μη πάρει κάποιος τοις μετρητοίς τα αποφθεύγματα του βιβλιου και τον πιάσουν οι μαύρες του :Ρ

  • Jimmakos Gavagias
    2019-05-09 02:30

    Ο ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΟΣ ΝΟΜΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΡΟΜΠΟΤΙΚΗΣ :Τα μόνα πραγματικά λάθη είναι τα ανθρώπινα λάθη.Η ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΣΗ ΤΗΣ MAY WEST :Τα λάθη είναι ανθρώπινα, αλλά η απόλαυση που δίνουν θεϊκή.Πλάκα είχε, θα μπορούσε να είναι μικρότερο γιατί και αρκετά επαναλαμβανόταν αλλά και αραιά ήταν γραμμένο.Ευκολοδιάβαστο όμως και κάποια αρκετά σωστά που συνοδευόταν από το ανάλογο κούνημα κεφαλιουθα μου επιτραπεί ποιητική άδεια το παρακάτωΗ ΒΑΣΙΚΗ ΑΡΧΗ ΤΟΥ GOODREADS :Το ποσοστό των ηλιθίων παραμένει σταθεροΗ ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ JIMMAKOS :Αν γράφεις ηλιθιότητες στα review και κάνεις και ηλίθια comment μετά, είσαι ηλίθιος; ) ; ) ; )

  • Tasha
    2019-04-30 02:30

    "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." - Murhpy's LawOne of the most hilarious and oh-I-so-relate-to-this books I've read till now. You won't find a single page that's not funny and while reading, you'd find your head nodding in agreement to almost all the laws and comments. Murphy's Law is ubiquitous, no doubt. Highly recommended, must read :-)

  • Ivonne Spinoza
    2019-05-10 01:28

    Truest things have NEVER been written! LOL ;)

  • The Queen of Your Dreams!
    2019-05-20 01:17

    Excelentes leyes, las tengo en una postal que coleccionaba en 5to grado.

  • Andy Cyca
    2019-05-11 02:39

    Cuando algo puede salir mal, va a salir mal. Es un bug del universo y no hay forma de arreglarlo. En cambio, podemos reírnos de lo absurdo para no caer en la desesperación total En esta compilación, Bloch reúne observaciones, leyes, corolarios y máximas acerca de la vida, las jerarquías, los comités y hasta las ciencias para explicar por qué la otra fila siempre se mueve más rápido. Muy bueno para reír y pensar un rato, siempre y cuando seas capaz de vivir tranquilo sabiendo que no es posible limpiar algo sin ensuciar algo más

  • Alina
    2019-05-03 00:23

    This book is genius, it has helped me take life less seriously and consider founding a religion based on its premises!I have it always near me, it's like the dictionary of life, it will never disappoint me even if I just read a random page, I feel Murphy understood life better than Buddha (I'm joking obviously)I you are a pessimist, realist, stoic, or you simply enjoy black humour, this book is everything you were looking for.

  • Sita
    2019-05-09 05:19

    Sitamsini's Law of Sitcom Shenanigans : A neat summarisation of every plotline in every sitcom from the beginning of time can be found in between the pages of this copy of Murphy's Law : Complete.

  • Moxy
    2019-05-04 02:33

    This books telling the truth of falling in life very funny. Each of quote seems like true and repeating in your life, so you can't ignore Murphy's Law. Love the book, very funny. One of my desk books.

  • Shubhankar Shinde
    2019-05-04 00:44

    If anything can go wrong, it will...A hilarious read of all those who have ever been exasperated by things going wrong, offering a set of rules with a wise and witty view of human predicament in the cosmos.Just read, relax, relate and laugh because basically that's the only thing you can do.

  • Anirudh Parthasarathy
    2019-04-29 06:17

    Murphy’s Law is a hilarious take on why things go wrong; compiled by the American writer Arthur Bloch. I make a lot of statements and hold certain views which are often deemed highly pessimistic (even though I take cover under the word pragmatic) and yes, needless to say, a certain friend of mine relentlessly suggested this book. It was felt that I would definitely like it and as I could relate to the book a lot and I did get a killer of an offer for the Kindle edition at INR 31 (~0.41 EUR) and before too long, I started reading the book.Have you ever wanted to fish something out of a bag, where there might be three possible things you might draw and what you want would come to you only the third time? This book is a collection of one liners (or maximum of four) as to why things go wrong, some of which are sensible and relatable, some of which are outright pessimistic and a few are just needless smart alec comments which could get you into trouble if you actually go about making those statements to the intended (such as your boss). It covers on most common subjects, as to why things go wrong, such as technology, office, hierarchy, economics, government, bureaucracy, etc.I liked the way in which the book was presented, collecting some popular quotes (though I don’t know as to how much of it was the author’s imagination) and sometimes, for a purely positive quote, providing a negative corollary to explain why things go wrong. I also felt the author covered almost all topics where the reader could link to at least 15 out of the 20 chapters in the book. It was also a book where I highlighted a lot, at least around a hundred statements made in the book, and incidentally, some of them were things that I had said it myself in the past (such as my views on plagiarism).The flipside of this book is also the fact that it wasn’t too detailed, just a collection of one liners, with absolutely no elaboration. Additionally, some of the situations he quoted are those which you find as a nuisance only when something goes wrong for you – for instance, to quote the argument of Richard Dawkins – ‘certain class of events may occur all the time, but are only noticed when they become a nuisance. He gives as an example aircraft noise interfering with filming. Aircraft are in the sky all the time, but are only taken note of when they cause a problem.’This was a really enjoyable read, and also very quick to read, but a note of caution is that this is not something that is to be read with a serious frame of mind. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and I am sure that most readers would, too, because the situations are something that we have encountered ourselves. It is an occasion where I have really enjoyed a book that came as a suggestion and on the whole I would award the book a rating of four.

  • Aleixander
    2019-05-06 05:18

    He aprendido mucho con este libroy eso es lo mas importante que debe dejar un libro una enseñanza

  • Felipe Guerrero
    2019-05-16 04:26

    Un primo mio me habló de este libro hace años y después otro de mis primos me contó que lo había leído y ademas ¡Lo había aplicado! Y pues Y pues ya era tiempo de que yo lo leyera.El libro esta estructurado de una manera un poco extraña, no es una descripción, propiamente dicha, sobre que es la ley de Murphy sino mas bien es un conjunto de leyes, axiomas y dichos de otras personas, junto a las de Murphy, sobre temas variados que van desde la dinámica de pareja, la oficina, el hogar hasta temas filosóficos como la vida misma o teoría de sistemas.En lo personal creo que si alguien comenta algunas de la leyes contenidas en este libro sin tener el libro a mano dará una impresión de que el libro es negativo o que da una visión negativa de la vida, fuera de contexto sería fácil pensar así. Pero en realidad es un libro con el que yo me pasé un buen rato sonriendo en todo momento mientras lo leía pero lo disfrutaba mas y de hecho a sonoras carcajadas cuando lo leía con amigos del trabajo. El libro no es pesimista pero como el mismo libro lo dice: "Es imposible que un optimista se sorprenda agradablemente" teniendo eso en mente todo es cuestión de relajarse porque recuerden : "Si algo puede fallar fallará y si no falla es por que la ley de Murphy tuvo efecto sobre si misma".

  • Daniel Hermosel Murcia
    2019-05-13 07:33

    El tiempo ha dejado claro que estas leyes lo son al nivel de las leyes fundamentales de la físca como la gravedad, el electro-magnetismo o la termodinámica. Y más aún, porque cuando la física moderna encuntra fallos en aquéllas, las de Murphy siguen sólidas como el primer días 40 años más tarde. Así, uno no sabe si reír o llorar cuando comprueba empíricametne en una reunión de trabajo que se van cumpliendo los peores pronósticos, ley tras ley, colorario a colorario.

  • Devi
    2019-04-27 02:16

    Ich hatte das Buch noch nie vorher gelesen, aber es lag bei meinem Freund herum und ich blätterte erst nur rein, aber irgendwie konnte ich nicht lassen und habe mich heute Nacht hingesetzt und mich durch die Weisheiten / Halbweisheiten durchgearbeitet. Teilweise mit neuen Erkenntnissen ausgestattet starte ich ins neue Jahr.

  • Ionicescu Alexandru
    2019-05-12 00:20

    Delicios de înțepătoare. Nu reușesc câtuși de puțin să o descriu mai bine. În orice caz, e limpede faptul "că-mi ia mai multa vreme să explic de ce am făcut un lucru prost decât pur și simplu să-l fac bine"!

  • Anna
    2019-04-25 03:23

    A cute book - beautiful graphically, nice paper, cute size... couldn't resist, so I got this copy for someone else. :)I can't read Japanese, but in the end there is also the full version in original (i.e. English). So many of them ring true to life...

  • Anandh Sundar
    2019-05-22 08:44

    Murphy's law is a one liner, and this book is full of such one-liners. Though they are common sense and experience driven for those in the field, many are really insightful and make you think twice. As both a serious and a comic read, this book straddles two fields well.

  • Rebeka
    2019-05-04 04:19

    Ένα ευχάριστο ανάγνωσμα, ευκολοδιάβαστο και διασκεδαστικό για όλους ... εξηγεί πολύ ανεξήγητα με τον πιο ξεκαρδιστικό τρόπο. Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα σε όλους, νομίζω μια δόση γέλιου είναι απαραίτητη στις μέρες μας !!!

  • Natalie
    2019-05-05 08:21

    Me he reido bastante con las leyes de Murphy, pero debo admitir que son bastante pesimistas. Bueno, supongo que lo importante es reirse de los reveses que te da la vida :)

  • Selenitachan
    2019-05-21 03:30

    so funny, it really rocks and you should read it xD

  • Claudia Vanessa Sarabia
    2019-04-23 07:35


  • Joe
    2019-04-30 08:16

    Some of the most creative humor produced.

  • Shrikant
    2019-04-23 02:44

    .....informative.thanx arthur bloch.

  • Cris espeja
    2019-05-02 06:24

    ha sido curioso, aunquw nada del otro mundo

  • Marie
    2019-05-22 01:29

    Αστείο και ελαφρό.

  • Dimitris
    2019-05-14 02:36

    It was fun. And if you think this review was right, you're wrong. And if you thought it was bad. You're wrong again.

  • Josh
    2019-04-28 08:26

    My 6-yr old nephew Jordan sent me this book for my birthday (along with a camouflage Superman-logo t-shirt) & I'm enjoying it immensely.