The Post – film review

Steven Spielberg’s The Post is named as an Oscar favourite for 2018 and it is hard not to see why. A film directed by Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the main roles must necessarily attract attention. The events depicted in the film take place in The Washington Post newspaper during Nixon’s administration. Tom Hanks plays the Ben Bradlee, the executive editor and Meryl Streep … Continue reading The Post – film review

Viktor E. Frankl “Man’s Search for Meaning” – book review

I’ve been planning to read this book for quite some time. I heard it was an essay about the meaning of life written by a psychiatrist (or logotherapist as he calls himself) who was also an Auschwitz survivor. As such, my expectations were sky high and so perhaps easily disappointed. After all, if any one book explained the meaning of life, wouldn’t everything be solved? … Continue reading Viktor E. Frankl “Man’s Search for Meaning” – book review

Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton – book review

I did it! I finished reading Ron Chernow’s massive biography of Alexander Hamilton with 4 more days to spare before I go to see the musical.   I’m not going to pretend this was a very easy feat for me – the first few hundred pages were quite uphill, perhaps because the stories about Hamilton’s distant relatives were not quite as interesting as the author … Continue reading Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton – book review

Wednesday Martin’s “Primates of Park Avenue” – book review

I know that I just published a reading list of things to read this winter and this book is demonstrably not on it. In my defense, I can only say that I felt in the mood for reading Wednesday Martin’s Primates of Park Avenue. You do have to be in the mood for it. I’m the kind of person who really enjoys watching Sex and … Continue reading Wednesday Martin’s “Primates of Park Avenue” – book review