Book reviews for April 2020

Updated on Saturday, May 16, 2020
Code of Conduct (Scot Harvath #15) by Brad Thor

Code of Conduct (Scot Harvath #15) by Brad Thor

3/5

For some reason I have set myself the task of completing the Scot Harvath series. They are OK thrillers lessened by reading back to back as fundamentally they're very similar. This one is about a deliberate pandemic so it's a good time to read it. Nearly there...

 

The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray

The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray

4/5

I picked this up because I listen to the no such thing as a fish podcast, co-hosted by the author. I wasn't expecting much but it's really quite good (and not at all funny, more tense and melancholy). I want to find out what happens next.

 

Book reviews for March 2020

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

5/5

Mostly read this in a deserted nightclub on the roof of a hotel in India with a warm but dirty breeze and some trippy chilled out music. It's the only way to read this strange book. Anywhere else I might not have enjoyed it quite a much after the first few chapters, but in the setting it was transcendental.

 

Book reviews for February 2020

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

3/5

 

Hidden Order (Scot Harvath #13) by Brad Thor

Hidden Order (Scot Harvath #13) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

Black List (Scot Harvath #12) by Brad Thor

Black List (Scot Harvath #12) by Brad Thor

2/5

 

Book reviews for January 2020

Updated on Sunday, February 9, 2020
A Small Town: A Novel of Crime by Thomas Perry

A Small Town: A Novel of Crime by Thomas Perry

4/5

 

Full Black (Scot Harvath, #10) by Brad Thor

Full Black (Scot Harvath, #10) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

Book reviews for November 2019

The Last Patriot (Scot Harvath, #7) by Brad Thor

The Last Patriot (Scot Harvath, #7) by Brad Thor

2/5

 

The Apostle (Scot Harvath, #8) by Brad Thor

The Apostle (Scot Harvath, #8) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

Foreign Influence (Scot Harvath, #9) by Brad Thor

Foreign Influence (Scot Harvath, #9) by Brad Thor

2/5

 

The Athena Project (Athena, #1) by Brad Thor

The Athena Project (Athena, #1) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

The First Commandment (Scot Harvath, #6) by Brad Thor

The First Commandment (Scot Harvath, #6) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

Blue Moon (Jack Reacher, #24) by Lee Child

Blue Moon (Jack Reacher, #24) by Lee Child

5/5

Reacher perfection.

 

Supernova Era by Liu Cixin

Supernova Era by Liu Cixin

3/5

Great concept but disappointing writing.

 

Book reviews for September 2019

Blowback (Scot Harvath, #4) by Brad Thor

Blowback (Scot Harvath, #4) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

Takedown (Scot Harvath, #5) by Brad Thor

Takedown (Scot Harvath, #5) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr

5/5

 

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

3/5

 

Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1) by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1) by Chuck Wendig

4/5

 

The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

3/5

 

Book reviews for August 2019

C# Machine Learning Projects: Nine real-world projects to build robust and high-performing machine learning models with C# by Yoon Hyup Hwang

C# Machine Learning Projects: Nine real-world projects to build robust and high-performing machine learning models with C# by Yoon Hyup Hwang

5/5

 

Digital Marketing in an AI World: Futureproofing Your PPC Agency by Frederick Vallaeys

Digital Marketing in an AI World: Futureproofing Your PPC Agency by Frederick Vallaeys

4/5

 

The Redemption of Time: A Three-Body Problem Novel by Baoshu

The Redemption of Time: A Three-Body Problem Novel by Baoshu

3/5

Not bad, a few moments that are a little too fan fic but overall has the tone and scope of the original.

 

The Expert System's Brother by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Expert System's Brother by Adrian Tchaikovsky

3/5

 

The Lions of Lucerne (Scot Harvath, #1) by Brad Thor

The Lions of Lucerne (Scot Harvath, #1) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

The Possession (The Anomaly Files #2) by Michael Rutger

The Possession (The Anomaly Files #2) by Michael Rutger

4/5

 

Path of the Assassin (Scot Harvath, #2) by Brad Thor

Path of the Assassin (Scot Harvath, #2) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

Book reviews for July 2019

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Recursion by Blake Crouch

2/5

 

Book reviews for June 2019

Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

4/5

 

Delta-v by Daniel Suarez

Delta-v by Daniel Suarez

3/5

 

Book reviews for May 2019

Updated on Thursday, June 6, 2019
How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results by Esther Wojcicki

How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results by Esther Wojcicki

4/5

 

Children of Ruin (Children of Time, #2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Ruin (Children of Time, #2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

4/5

 

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

5/5

 

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

3/5

 

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

3/5

 

Winter World (The Long Winter #1) by A.G. Riddle

Winter World (The Long Winter #1) by A.G. Riddle

3/5