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Reviews of books that I have read or referenced on the podcast, and whether or not I recommend them.

Book Review: In The Garden Of Beasts

How do you keep the reader engaged in a story when they already know how it ends? This is the challenge that author, Erik Larson, had to overcome in his newest book, "In the Garden of...

Book Review | ARMADA by Ernest Cline

Armada is the story of Zach Lightman, a gamer who is called upon to use his gaming skills to save the world from alien invasion. Not without its faults, Armada is a fun ride by Ready Player One author, Ernest Cline.

Book Review | The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of...

The Billion Dollar Spy is an exhilarating look into the world of Cold War era clandestine dead drops, tradecraft, betrayal, surveillance detection runs and double agents.

Book Review | Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

WARNING: This book contains high levels of nerd porn. If you are easily offended by awesome 80's pop-references, video games, classic John Hughes films or are prone to getting nerd boners lasting longer than 6 hours, I highly...

Book Review | The Martian by Andy Weir

From the very first line, Mark Watney's glibness in the face of starvation, asphyxiation, and freezing to death on Mars is what made The Martian such an enjoyable read and one of my favorite books this year.

Book Review: Bossypants (audiobook version)

Generally I don't consider listening to audiobooks to be the same as actually "reading" a book, however Tina Fey's endlessly entertaining "Bossypants" is definitely an exception to the rule by easily surpassing the written version.

“I Was Catholic Until I Reached The Age Of Reason.” A...

Downloaded George Carlin's final book to my Kindle this weekend. "Last Words" was the book that he had been writing...

Book Review: Tales From Development Hell…

We’ve all heard the rumors before; whether it was the incredulous reaction many of us had to the notion of Nicolas Cage portraying, ‘The Man of Steel’ in Tim Burton’s (ill-fated) Superman Lives or the anticipation of finally seeing...

Batman: Earth One Review

The origin story of Batman has been told countless times. In “Batman: Earth One,” writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank take a stab at telling an entirely new and unique take on the Dark Knight’s beginning…and the result is stellar.

My Kindle Has Become Self-Aware…

Upon the recommendation of a listener, I review "Daemon", a book that is well-suited and a must-read for those who are interested in technology, computers, the internet (aka: our dependence on them), gaming and...

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