[Book] Mistborn: The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson [2006]

Title: Mistborn: The Final Empire Author: Brandon Sanderson Published:  July 17, 2006 Rating: 8.0/10 What happens when a lovable criminal crew like the one in Ocean’s Eleven is tasked with taking down the evil Empire from Star Wars? You get the plot of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: The Final Empire and it is every bit as absorbing … Continue reading [Book] Mistborn: The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson [2006]

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[Books] 1984 – George Orwell

Title: 1984 Author: George Orwell Genre: Political fiction Rating: 8.5/10 There is little I can say that hasn’t already been said about the political and cultural impact of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984. Such is the stature of Orwell’s masterpiece that even today, almost 70 years since the novel’s publication and 30 years from the bleak future it … Continue reading [Books] 1984 – George Orwell

[Books] Sway – Ori Brafman & Ron Brafman

Title: Sway Author: Ori Brafman and Ron Brafman Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 7.0/10 Have you ever been on full tilt? Have you ever wondered exactly how you screwed yourself over by making a series of inexplicably and uncharacteristically poor decisions? Authors Ori and Rom Brafman think they might just have found the keys to unlocking the secrets of just … Continue reading [Books] Sway – Ori Brafman & Ron Brafman

[Books] Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (2004)

Title: Cloud Atlas Author: David Mitchell Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama Rating: 6.5/10 David Mitchell’s ambitious third novel, Cloud Atlas, is the literary equivalent of a set of Russian Dolls. In structuring the novel as a series of nested stories, Mitchell painstakingly takes each layer of the Doll carefully apart before trying, with more enthusiasm than expertise, to glue them … Continue reading [Books] Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (2004)

[Books] Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson (1992)

Title: Snow Crash Author: Neal Stephenson Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk Rating: 4.0/10 More than two decades after its first publication, Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash holds a strange, somewhat unenviable position in the hearts of science-fiction fans. There are those who see it as the quintessential cyberpunk novel,  one of the very few that does a credible job of … Continue reading [Books] Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson (1992)

[Books] Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (1937)

Title: Of Mice and Men Author: John Steinbeck Genre: Novella, Tragedy Rating: 8.5/10 Contrary to what most of us believe, life has never been easy. Throughout our history as a species, we have fought and struggled against our circumstances in order to somehow, someday improve them. Set in a California wracked by the Great Depression, Of Mice and … Continue reading [Books] Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (1937)

[Books] Dune – Frank Herbert (1965)

Title: Dune Author: Frank Herbert Genre: Science Fiction Rating: 6.5/10 To many science fiction aficionados, Dune was the gateway drug that got them into the genre. Dune has everything one expects from excellent science fiction: the galactic scale, the alien planets and the futuristic technology, but the first novel in Frank Herbert’s popular and highly influential series subverts … Continue reading [Books] Dune – Frank Herbert (1965)