Review of Mythos

With all due respect to the author, who I have great respect for, this is not a ‘read’ for me. Unfortunately, it remains a consult. Stephen Fry relates the multitude of tales (and there are of course so many more)

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Review of Mythos

With all due respect to the author, who I have great respect for, this is not a ‘read’ for me. Unfortunately, it remains a consult. Stephen Fry relates the multitude of tales (and there are of course so many more)

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Review of The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

This is an intriguing book to rate. It’s rather more a collection of thoughts and an edited set of people’s voices around a specific event – the decision by the curator (Tyson) to not include Pluto in the permanent exhibit

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Review of The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

This is an intriguing book to rate. It’s rather more a collection of thoughts and an edited set of people’s voices around a specific event – the decision by the curator (Tyson) to not include Pluto in the permanent exhibit

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Review of How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

I thoroughly loved this one. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down! It’s written from the heart combining a professional and passionate love of astronomy with a grounded appreciation of what really makes life important. Mike Brown

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Review of How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

I thoroughly loved this one. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down! It’s written from the heart combining a professional and passionate love of astronomy with a grounded appreciation of what really makes life important. Mike Brown

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Review of Under Darkening Skies

I rated this 4.2 of 5 stars Under Darkening Skies by Ray Kingfisher is a tough book to judge. The quality of writing is superb. The historical circumstances and situation are very well chosen and the ultimate messages profound and

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Review of Under Darkening Skies

I rated this 4.2 of 5 stars Under Darkening Skies by Ray Kingfisher is a tough book to judge. The quality of writing is superb. The historical circumstances and situation are very well chosen and the ultimate messages profound and

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2019 with the Gentlemen’s Book Club Year in Books

It’s that time of the year again when we repair to the cosy cellar of the RIYC and take stock of 12 months reads with a sumptuous, warm and cosy end-of-year soiré. This evening past our esteemed cadre of fellows

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2019 with the Gentlemen’s Book Club Year in Books

It’s that time of the year again when we repair to the cosy cellar of the RIYC and take stock of 12 months reads with a sumptuous, warm and cosy end-of-year soiré. This evening past our esteemed cadre of fellows

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Report on Fabulous Monsters

Fabulous Monsters by Alberto Manguel inspired great discussion last night and – as all good choices – it struck various chords and resonated differently with all readers. In this it was a fine choice, even if it may not have

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Report on Fabulous Monsters

Fabulous Monsters by Alberto Manguel inspired great discussion last night and – as all good choices – it struck various chords and resonated differently with all readers. In this it was a fine choice, even if it may not have

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Review of The Allure of the Archives

I am very unsure that I can craft a review that does any justice to the sheer lyricism of this book. It is to be savoured. The narrative exists ob a variety of levels from the small anecdotal insertions of individual

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Review of The Allure of the Archives

I am very unsure that I can craft a review that does any justice to the sheer lyricism of this book. It is to be savoured. The narrative exists ob a variety of levels from the small anecdotal insertions of individual

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Review of The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

I didn’t warm to this novel initially and it took a good chunk of the book before I became rather engrossed. However, the Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer grabbed my attention after 20% and there was no

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Review of The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

I didn’t warm to this novel initially and it took a good chunk of the book before I became rather engrossed. However, the Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer grabbed my attention after 20% and there was no

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Review of Station Eleven

A book club alternate this month, I am always looking for a few more suggestions and this one was a great read. Despite promises of post-apocalyptic grittiness and Atwoodian overtones, I chanced a delve and was well rewarded. Station Eleven

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Review of Station Eleven

A book club alternate this month, I am always looking for a few more suggestions and this one was a great read. Despite promises of post-apocalyptic grittiness and Atwoodian overtones, I chanced a delve and was well rewarded. Station Eleven

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Review of The Code

The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O’Mara casts a far-reaching net to construct a long view perspective on the rise of Silicon Valley as a culture and society in its own right. O’Mara provides a

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Review of The Code

The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O’Mara casts a far-reaching net to construct a long view perspective on the rise of Silicon Valley as a culture and society in its own right. O’Mara provides a

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