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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Review of Shadowplay

Shadowplay is a sumptuously stunning read full of fact and fiction that enlightens and engages the reader. O’Connor is a master of the setting, able to convey through such evocative and crafted prose a multisensory appreciation of both the external

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Review of Shadowplay

Shadowplay is a sumptuously stunning read full of fact and fiction that enlightens and engages the reader. O’Connor is a master of the setting, able to convey through such evocative and crafted prose a multisensory appreciation of both the external

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Review of An Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

I originally posted this as a far briefer review – which is unfair to the author and the material raised. Consequently – like Wallace-Wells’ transformation of an essay into a full-length book – I revisit this review to expand on

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Review of An Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

I originally posted this as a far briefer review – which is unfair to the author and the material raised. Consequently – like Wallace-Wells’ transformation of an essay into a full-length book – I revisit this review to expand on

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Review of Rivers of London

Rivers of London / Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch A brief review. I give this first novel in the series a full five stars for pure enjoyment, wonderful inventiveness and how the author builds a wonderful clever relationship with the

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Review of Rivers of London

Rivers of London / Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch A brief review. I give this first novel in the series a full five stars for pure enjoyment, wonderful inventiveness and how the author builds a wonderful clever relationship with the

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Review of Codebreaker: The untold story of Richard Hayes, the Dublin librarian who helped turn the tide of World War II

This is an odd book. It’s well written, engaging, and comprehensive look at German espionage efforts in Ireland during the emergency. As such I would suggest that it would be better entitled to the more broad offering that it is.

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Review of Codebreaker: The untold story of Richard Hayes, the Dublin librarian who helped turn the tide of World War II

This is an odd book. It’s well written, engaging, and comprehensive look at German espionage efforts in Ireland during the emergency. As such I would suggest that it would be better entitled to the more broad offering that it is.

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Review of Lever Templar

This historical-action-espionage novel (as strange as that combo may sound) asks the question: just what was it that allowed the Knights Templar to exert influence in or over the Roman Catholic church during the 12th/13th centuries? And what if that

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Review of Lever Templar

This historical-action-espionage novel (as strange as that combo may sound) asks the question: just what was it that allowed the Knights Templar to exert influence in or over the Roman Catholic church during the 12th/13th centuries? And what if that

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Thoughts in Flight

The waves splash and crenellate the shore. They create a boundary zone. Seeking to reach inland, denied by the land. The struggle between tenacious forces creates a spectacle of natural wonder. The tapestry spreads below, beaches, rocks, fields, streams and

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Thoughts in Flight

The waves splash and crenellate the shore. They create a boundary zone. Seeking to reach inland, denied by the land. The struggle between tenacious forces creates a spectacle of natural wonder. The tapestry spreads below, beaches, rocks, fields, streams and

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Report on The Psychology of Social Media by Ciaràn McMahon

Ciarán McMahon provides a much-needed call for action by questioning how much we really know about the influence of social media services and platforms on society and social relations in the modern world. His writing is lyrical, approachable and easily

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Report on The Psychology of Social Media by Ciaràn McMahon

Ciarán McMahon provides a much-needed call for action by questioning how much we really know about the influence of social media services and platforms on society and social relations in the modern world. His writing is lyrical, approachable and easily

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Report on War of the Wolf

Again, I feel I am a little late to the game (Vikings, Game of Thrones). I caught an episode of the Last Kingdom early on and despite high production value was not seized to keep watching. Additionally, as a long

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Report on War of the Wolf

Again, I feel I am a little late to the game (Vikings, Game of Thrones). I caught an episode of the Last Kingdom early on and despite high production value was not seized to keep watching. Additionally, as a long

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Report on the Tetris Effect

For completeness, I am reporting back on our book club read for February: The Tetris Effect: The Game that hypnotised the world by Dan Ackerman. This was a compelling read for me – first and foremost as a trip down

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Report on the Tetris Effect

For completeness, I am reporting back on our book club read for February: The Tetris Effect: The Game that hypnotised the world by Dan Ackerman. This was a compelling read for me – first and foremost as a trip down

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