Category: Book Review

Dec 31

Book Review: The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi What’s better than futuristic dystopian sci-fi? Futuristic dystopian sci-fi set in Thailand, a country I know very little about. The premise is that agro-conglomerates have engineered the world’s foodstuffs so that anything other than the strains owned and patented by the major corporate overlords will develop a blight that …

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Dec 28

Book Review: Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen I like Jane Austen, but I’m no superfan, so I’m sure readers of my reviews will lambaste me for merely liking this book. It was a pretty good book, and worth reading, but the 19th century language is hard to get past. Did people just use more words back …

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Dec 10

Book Review: Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber Is there anyone who has never had or at least heard of someone who had a bullshit job? How can you not want to read a book about this phenomenon, based on the 2013 article by the author which went viral? I heard about it from a podcast …

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Dec 05

Book Review: Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven McRaven sounds like he’s a pretty badass action hero, a good commander, and an all-American hero. He’s not a good speaker. His voice is almost painful to listen to, with no inflection, as if every word were an …

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Dec 03

Book Review: Born a Crime

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah This is one of the most interesting memoirs I have ever listened to. I’m glad I listened to it instead of reading it, because Noah says a few things in other languages that I wouldn’t have been able to pronounce in my head. …

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