Book Review: Fire and Blood by George RR Martin

"But it worked out all right for you, didn't it? It always does. If you were dice, you'd always roll sixes. Gods help the little people who are around when a big destiny is alive in the world, bending every poor bugger around itself... "- Terry Pratchett (by way of Samuel Vimes)A Song of Ice … Continue reading Book Review: Fire and Blood by George RR Martin

Book Review: The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis' newest nonfiction book gets its title about 70 pages in.  A Department of Energy risk officer is discussing the various different avenues for disaster at the department.  Given that the DOE oversees the nation's entire stock of nuclear weapons, and the materials used to make them, risk is at the forefront of the … Continue reading Book Review: The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridhadaras

Winners Take All (full title Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World) is a difficult book.  In many ways, it feels like a book that doesn't want to be read despite the necessity of doing so.  It's bitter, almost acerbic and its writer Anand Giridhadaras is unafraid of speaking his mind.  Winners Take … Continue reading Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridhadaras

Book Review: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson is 1242 pages long.  The audio book clocks in at over 52 hours, making it longer than the entire Star Wars movie franchise.  What's more, Oathbringer is the third book in the Stormlight Archive, which also includes previous novels, The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance.  Combined, they have a total page … Continue reading Book Review: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: The 2020 Commission Report by Jeffery Lewis

Author's Note: One of the primary purposes of this website is to demonstrate my range as a writer.  So this time, I'm trying something brand new, and I'm publishing a literary review.  Enjoy! Jeffery Lewis' 2020 Commission Report ( full name: The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States, shortened … Continue reading Book Review: The 2020 Commission Report by Jeffery Lewis