Category Archives: Book Reviews

Commentary on Vox’s Top 10 Novels

This was written over seven years ago and may be out of date given both time and the volumes of literature Vox Day seems to go through each year. However, having seen this some years ago. I set myself a … Continue reading

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A Humble Book for a Humble Man

Ask Iwata, edited by Hobonichi, Viz Media, May 27th, 2021 Satoru Iwata was the CEO of Nintendo from 2002 until his unexpected death from cancer in 2015. He was only 55 when he died which is very young for the … Continue reading

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Conan’s Great Uncle Kull

After reading every known scrap Robert E. Howard wrote about both Conan and Solomon Kane last year, I have since moved backward is his oeuvre to Kull of Atlantis. Only three Kull stories were published in Howard’s short but prodigious … Continue reading

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The Setting of the Rising Sun

Rising Sun by Michael Crichton, Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 27th, 1992 Rising Sun is a novel written by Michael Crichton while he was still at the height of his literary powers. It was published after Jurassic Park and before … Continue reading

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Technology and the End User

  The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste by Rose George Portobello Books, September 16th, 2008 I don’t know precisely what got me thinking about how much I appreciate flush toilets over the last few years as … Continue reading

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Out for (Puritan) Justice

Following on from my recent reading of the Conan series, I just finished reading through Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane stories as well. I also watched the film adaptation from 2009 and this video by Raz0rfist gives a great (though … Continue reading

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A Misleading Title

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson HarperOne, September 13th, 2016 I have an assumption that any books prominently displayed in airport bookstores are not worth reading; let alone buying. The main reason for this is … Continue reading

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Hyborian Thoughts

I have been fascinated by the character of Conan since I was a child and it is funny that all this fascination never led me to going to the source as I have done recently. Just this week I finished … Continue reading

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The Bridge of Dreams

A few months ago I finished reading The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikubu. At over a thousand dense pages with plenty of footnotes, it was no small undertaking but absolutely worth the effort. This post will be something of … Continue reading

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Hopeful & Hopeless

I have been meaning to come back to this post for well over a year and the current scare going on (as of writing), has put me in mind to finally finish it. Unfortunately the time between reading these two … Continue reading

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