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The Martian by Andy Wier

The Martian by Andy Wier

They thought he was dead, so they left without him. Kinda sounds like Home Alone, it kinda is. There are accidents, lots of swearing, incredible ingenuity and determination to not let the red planet win.   During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut... Read More »

My Rating: 9 / 10

David Michell - Backstory

David Michell - Backstory

You might know David Mitchell from the UK panel show circuit - such hits/bullshit as Would I lie to you,The Big Fat Quiz, Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 cats.  Having seen those shows I always thought he came across as a raving, private schooled, know-it-a... Read More »

My Rating: 5 / 10

Flash Forward

Flash Forward

I've just finished reading Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer. I got the feeling about halfway through that there may have been a movie or TV series like this - and there is, its called...Flash Forward. Duh. Not a bad story, great concept, the writing however i... Read More »

My Rating: 3 / 10

Hollow World

Hollow World

I've always been a massive fan of Time Travel books, sadly they are few and far between when you are an avid reader. I'm about 80% through this book and finding it to be a very interesting story and a fresh new spin on a few other tales (somewhat). Rather than... Read More »

My Rating: 8 / 10

Curious

Curious

I was browsing for audiobooks the other day when I read the following about a book titled 'Curious' - I thought it was interesting.   We've come to misunderstand curiosity, mistaking diversive curiosity, our attraction to novel stimuli, as the real... Read More »

Calculating God

Calculating God

As a prelude to the book the author states that he had an idea for a book, then wrote it in reverse to see where it went, which works. Without keeping this concept in mind, this book might cause argumentative thoughts for an atheist. Regardless, it certainly i... Read More »

My Rating: 7 / 10

A Million Ways To Die in the West

A Million Ways To Die in the West

So I've just finished the audio book of A Million Ways To Die in the West - very funny and not badly written. At the point where I had about 20mins of it left I found out that there is also a movie - Googled - looks like a star spangled live action version of... Read More »

My Rating: 8 / 10

The Anubis Gates

The Anubis Gates

This time it's not an audio book, it's a real book - I haven't read an actual real book in a while, which is strange for me as I do enjoy the actual page turning interaction of it, and I have a shitload of books. I'm reading The Anubis Gates http://en.wikipedi... Read More »

My Rating: 6 / 10

Timeline

I'm currently reading, rather listening - with Audible, to Micheal Crichton: Timeline.   Michael Crichton's novel opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology. Information... Read More »

My Rating: 6 / 10