The Last Few Weeks…

…have been great. Inspiring, relaxing, eye-opening, exciting and everything in-between. I took a week off work with the intention of going away to Barcelona with my girlfriend but decided to take a second week off partly because I had holiday days Read Now …

Hugh Howey’s ‘Sand’, A Review – Or: ‘Sand really goes get everywhere’

  Rumour has it Eskimos have fifty different words for snow. Well, they ain’t got spit on Hugh Howey and his encyclopedia of sand. Have you ever been to the beach? Have you ever built a sand castle? Have you Read Now …

Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’, A Review – Or: ‘I wish I knew more about 80’s pop culture’

  Born too early to explore the universe, born too late to understand eighty percent of the references from Ernest Cline’s teenage years. That opener might make it seem like I didn’t enjoy Ready Player One, but that couldn’t be Read Now …

Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’, A review – Or: ‘How many potatoes can a man eat on Mars?’

Not since the Mountain faced off against the Red Viper have I felt quite so tense whilst viciously clutching a book between my frail man fingers. I’m tempted to tell you to just read the book. Don’t read this, read Read Now …

David Brin’s ‘Uplift Trilogy’, A review – Or: ‘You had me at intelligent Chimpanzees fighting alien Birds’

How long would it take you to read a book about spacefaring Dolphins, and Chimpanzees at war with giant birds? A week, maybe two? It took me eight months. But that’s because I’m a slow reader. Some time last year Read Now …