books

A collection of 11 posts

Feb 1, 2021

Books of January 2021

Books of January 2021

The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976 by Frank DikötterI did not know a whole lot about the cultural revolution. I was aware of broad strokes, as well as some high level ideas

Apr 30, 2020

April 2020 Culture and Media review

April 2020 Culture and Media review

IntroSo this month was a bit different. The whole COVID-19 thing had me sit more at home and “space out”, to that end, there was way more TV than books this month. Especially

Oct 31, 2019

Media Review October 2019

Media Review October 2019

BooksSafehold - Book 9 - At the Sign of Triumph by David WeberAnd it is done. In the 9th book David Weber finish the original cycle. The Church is defeated and Safehold is

Oct 1, 2019

September 2019 Media Review

September 2019 Media Review

BooksConspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan HolidayThe story of how Gawker was taken down by Hulk Hogan a few years ago developed a new twist when

Aug 31, 2019

August 2019 Media Review

August 2019 Media Review

BooksStar Wars Thrawn — Book 2 — Alliances by Timothy ZahnThe second book in the new Thrawn saga and it changes the tone a bit. It runs in two timelines parallel, one where Thrown and

Jul 31, 2019

July 2019 Review

July 2019 Review

BooksThe Edge of Anarchy - The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labour Uprising in America by Jack KellyI picked this purely by title and it wasn’t quite what I

Jun 30, 2019

June 2019 Review

June 2019 Review

BooksLevel Up Trilogy by Dan SugralinovThis was actually a surprisingly entertaining story. In some ways it is reminiscent of “Ready Player One”. What if you life suddenly turned into a Role Playing Game?

Feb 4, 2018

[Book] The Fixer Serie Book 1 - 3

[Book] The Fixer Serie Book 1 - 3

Andrew Vaillencourt has created what I would call "Military Sci-Fi" series with "The Fixer". The main character is a former military cyborg named "Roland" who after being

Jun 1, 2017

Review for May 2017

Review for May 2017

Movies Fiction The Lego Batman Movie (2017) I admit, I loved the Lego Movie came out back in 2014. It had something for everybody in what felt like a natural way, not forced

Apr 1, 2017

March 2017

March 2017

Movies Fiction Fantastic Beasts and where to find them I never really got into the whole “Harry Potter” series. I tried reading the books but didn’t get too far. There wasn’t

Mar 1, 2017

February 2017

February 2017

TV Fiction The Grand Tour Okay, this started way back in December, but I figured I wait until the series ends before I comment on it. Short recap: There once was a rather