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

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.

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: 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...

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...

Book Review | The Hit by David Baldacci

Highly-skilled assassin, Will Robie, is back and better than before in The Hit, a taut and exciting thriller in which Robie has to hunt down one of his own.

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 | The Devil in the White City

The Columbian Exposition, popularly known as the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, was a magical event that inspired & introduced the world to some of its greatest inventions. It was also the playground for America's first serial killer...

Book Review: Steve Jobs

I review the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Before reading this review - and in the interest of "full disclosure" - you should know that prior to reading this book, I was not much of a Steve Jobs fan to begin with, nor do I consider myself to be an...

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...

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