Three thrillers… night ?

Sorry for the title that doesn’t make sense, I was thinking about three, thrillers, and then I was thinking about Micheal Jackson’s great song, Thriller. Anyway, this fall I read three thrillers, with varying results. If I really enjoyed and would recommend PD James’ Devices and Desires, I won’t necessary say so about James Patterson’s…

The Expanse series

For the past month I have been reading a great sci fi trilogy, called The Expanse. Made up of Leviathan wakes, Caliban’s War and Abaddon’s Gate and spanning over 1,800 pages I have to say this is my favorite in a long time. The author is James S.A. Corey, the pen name for a collaboration…

Language Intelligence, by Joe Romm

Joe Romm is the editor of Climate Progress, an absolutely fantastic blog on climate and energy related issues from the Center for American Progress Action Fund. He is also the author of a new book : Language Intelligence. Having enjoyed my rhetorics classes at the Dublin Institute of Technology during my Bachelor of Arts –…

My review of the Kindle Touch

Last Christmas I offered my beloved dad a Kindle Touch. An avid reader, my dad finds that current books are just written too small to enable him to read without effort. Given that the Kindle Touch can not only enlarge the font size but also read out loud the texts in English, I thought it…

2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson

Back to 2008 I read The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson (aka KSR). These 2,800 pages transported me in a near future where Mankind is colonizing Mars. These books were by far my best and most memorable books of that year. Imagine my joy when I discovered that the author had written a new book,…