Category Archives: book review

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

Product info (from Goodreads): We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, non-fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite by Jake Bernstein

Product info (from Goodreads): A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale. My impressions: Do you think superwealthy people love … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, crime, non-fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Brasyl by Ian McDonald

Product info (from Goodreads): Three separate stories follow three main characters: –Edson is a self-made talent impressario one step up from the slums in a near future São Paulo, a city of astonishing riches and poverty. A chance encounter draws … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, alternate history, book review, contemporary, crime, fantasy, sci-fi | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Illusion by Andrew Neiderman

Product info (from Goodreads): Jillian Caldwell, late twenties, works for an advertising agency in New York. Ron Cutler, early thirties, comes to her for a promotional project for his upstate New York Department stores. A romance ensues. Shortly after Ron … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, romance, thriller | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Reviewing a classic: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

Product info (from Goodreads): Jason Taverner woke up one morning to find himself completely unknown. The night before he had been the top-rated television star with millions of devoted watchers. The next day he was just an unidentified walking object, … Continue reading

Posted in book review, classic, dystopia, grimdark, sci-fi | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The Kremlin’s Candidate (Red Sparrow Trilogy 03) by Jason Matthew

Product info (from Goodreads): The novel opens with Russian president Vladimir Putin planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official with the intention of replacing him with a mole whom Russian intelligence has cultivated for more than fifteen years. … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, crime, spy novel, thriller | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

The Falcon Throne (The Tarnished Crown Quintet 01) by Karen Miller

Product info (from Goodreads): In the distant past, the Kingdom of Harcia was torn apart by royal brothers who could not accept a lesser inheritance. Now, the consequences of their actions are coming to light. Balfre, son of Aimery, Duke … Continue reading

Posted in book review, fantasy, historically-flavoured | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Blue Falcon by Robyn Carr

Product info: The flaxen-haired Chandra watched with love as de Corbney grew to manhood, his hair as black as deep night, his fierce blue eyes shining with the victories of the jousting fields that won him the name heralded throughout … Continue reading

Posted in book review, chicklit, historically-flavoured, romance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Purity of Vengeance (Department Q 04) by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Product info (from Goodreads): In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls with ‘bad genes’ in 1950s Denmark. … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, thriller | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Winter Haunting (Season of Horrors 03) by Dan Simmons

Product info (from Goodreads): A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage — and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, crime, horror | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments