Book reviews for October 2016
The Hurricane by Hugh Howey
Affecting story of a boy (and family) who are forced to disconnect thanks to a category five storm. First non sci-fi Howey that I've read and it's one of his best.
The Elephant in the Room by Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson visits with the Alt Right. It's good but not a revelation.
Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension by Samuel Arbesman
Everything is getting more complicated. This book suggests we abandon the physics based approach of trying to understand systems in a reductionist way and switch to biological thinking - sample, study the ecology, embrace a glimpse of understanding and forget knowing everything. Gulp.