If this was a realistic novel about spies in suits, I’d be so happy… Continue reading Jason Matthews “The Red Sparrow” – book review
Did I really ‘read’ William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy?
I let it waft around me, listening on Audible as I cooked dinner and I cleared the kitchen. That is surely not the reading it deserves. Continue reading William Dalrymple’s “The Anarchy” – book review
Though the Brave New World was written in 1932, its unashamed dualism feels eerily contemporary. Continue reading Aldous Huxley “Brave New World” – book review
My deeply non-profound and entirely useless thoughts occurring during the crisis. No useful information here. Continue reading Weird thoughts that suddenly strike me when I’m social distancing
I opened the first few pages – featuring a scene at the gynecologist – and I was impressed. Women have all been there, but it takes a gutsy author to be able to write about it. Continue reading Candice Carty-Williams “Queenie” – book review
This is not a story of a hero. This is a story of a man who did the best he could. We need more like him. Continue reading Jack Fairweather’s “The Volunteer” – book review
Cryptography, by necessity, is a complex subject. If it were simple, it wouldn’t serve its purpose. Continue reading Fred C. Piper and Sean Murphy “Cryptography: A very short introduction” – book review