Category Archives: Book Reviews

An Argument Against Self-Publishing

Dan the Destructor: Barbarians of the Storm – Book I by Rob Rimes January 10th, 2022 In beginning this review, I find myself wondering whether I have been overly harsh in previous reviews I’ve written. As I’ve pointed out before, … Continue reading

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A Religious Road Trip

American Pilgrim by Roosh Valizadeh Kings Media, February 16th, 2021 One of the earliest posts I wrote when I started this blog was a review of Roosh’s Free Speech Isn’t Free which chronicles his notorious speaking tour that sparked outrage … Continue reading

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The Origins of Adventure

Over the last few years I’ve been discovering a lot of early fantasy and adventure that I previously had little or no knowledge of. This includes authors such as Lord Dunsany, George MacDonald, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard. … Continue reading

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A Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Australian Short Stories edited by Harry Heseltine, Penguin Books, August 30th, 1976 Earlier this year I wrote a review of Modern Japanese Short Stories which was a collection by a selection of Japanese authors from the … Continue reading

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Sword and Interplanetary

I am still making a slow progression through Robert E. Howard’s oeuvre having already discussed Conan (which I am slowly re-reading and will be returning to), Solomon Kane, Kull, his excellent historical fiction and most recently, the mostly unimpressive film … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wicked

Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life by Doug Morrissey Connor Court Publishing, January 15th, 2015 One of the proofs of our fallen world is the way wicked people are so often celebrated. Whether reframed as misunderstood or acclaimed while ignorantly (and … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Gamma Quadrant

Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Yahtzee Croshaw Dark Horse Books, February 14th, 2017 A few years ago, I reviewed Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw. It was set within an online multiplayer game or a MMORPG and consciously referencing World … Continue reading

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An Ignoramus Opines on Economics

Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences by Steve Keen Zed Books, July 1st, 2001 (2007 Reprint) I have read very little on economics. So little that I think I can list every book I’ve ever read on … Continue reading

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The Obvious Investor

The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape, John Wiley & Sons, December 1st, 2020 (first published in 2016) Despite sharing my misgivings about the type of books you find in airports before, I have been given (gifted this time), another book … Continue reading

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Beyond Donkey Kong Book Review

Beyond Donkey Kong: A History of Nintendo Arcade Games by Ken Horowitz, McFarland, November 30th, 2020 I have previously reviewed Ken Horowitz’s first book Playing at the Next Level and also been a long time (though not regular), contributor to … Continue reading

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