New Book Reviews

This is the section where the newest book review will be posted as well as links to all of the older book reviews. I hope to eventually have enough book reviews where I can place them within their own genres. I am still learning my way around wikidot and how to allow other people to post their own reviews here. So for now, if you would like to contribute a review please just e-mail me and I will look it over then post it to the site. Eventually after some more reviews get posted on this site, I hope to create genre categories that the reviews will be archived in. My e-mail is moc.liamg|sweiverkoobsyttocs#moc.liamg|sweiverkoobsyttocs.

Newest Book Review


The Fear Index by Robert Harris  

I have never been so surprised by a book as I was with this one and I mean that in a good way. It is the best book that I have read in a long time. It mixes in a little bit of a bunch of things that I find interesting from mystery to rare books to the current Finance market. One surprising thing for me personally was that it actually mentioned something from a book that I had just finished which you can see below. The Fear Index was beautifully written. One thing that I would suggest is to have your computer handy when you read this book. The financial aspect is explained well enough that I think even someone without a degree in Business can figure it out. The part that I would suggest having a computer near by or even a Smartphone is to look up the places in Switzerland that the book references. It isn't necessary to do this but it would help set up the scene in your mind when you are reading the book. I think it would be kind of neat if the author were to release a special edition of this book where he included pictures of the places that are referenced.The mystery within the book was in my opinion extremely well written and when I finished the book I slapped myself on the head for not figuring out the ending sooner. I loved the psychological aspect of the book as well. The book even has a hint of Science Fiction/Reality in it as well which was a nice addition. Overall, I would give this book an A-


The Information by James Gleick

This book is probably never going to gain the recognition that it deserves. It discusses one of the most common words in the English language and probably the most important word/idea in our world today. Information is one of those words that we use that is hard to place a definition to. It is also the idea that frames how our world operates today. A lot of our commonly held truths today wouldn't be what they are today if it weren't for the idea of information. We wouldn't have computers or even Mathematics if it weren't for the understanding of information. This book is an amazing description of how the idea and word of information came to fruition over the years and how it helped to shape our world today. I have to admit that the book can be a little dry in certain spots and it can be difficult to understand as well. I would suggest keeping a computer nearby, kind of ironic once you read the book, so that you can better understand some of the concepts within the book. It is kind of neat learning some new historical facts that I never knew such as the fact that when the Telegraph was invented that everyone thought it would reduce the size of the world just like the Internet has. One of the most mind boggling things that I think i read in the book was when they talked about entropy and the fact that since energy is never destroyed that information is never destroyed even if a book is burned. The information is still around we just can't see it or read it. Overall, I would give this book a B keeping in mind that it is a Non Fiction book and one you really have to stick with till the end.

Archive of Old Book Reviews

Excavation by James Rollins

Sexile by Lisa Lawrence

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson

Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockmann

Robopocalypse A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson

The Devil Colony by James Rollins

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Our Daily Meds by Melody Petersen

Sex on the Moon:The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History by Ben Mezrich

The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett

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