Siddhartha by Hesse

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse My rating: 5 of 5 stars A really wonderful interpretation of eastern philosophy and Buddhist spirituality. Siddhartha's journey is as saintly as it is human. Unlike many other spiritual journey stories, the hero experiences human and spiritual world. Hesse shows that all life experiences are needed to be embraced to gain... Continue Reading →


Child-44 by Tom Rob Smith

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was highly recommended by a friend.Because of that I think my expectations were quiet high. Unfortunately, the book fell a bit short of it.It is an interesting narrative and takes place in an era rarely represented in English literature. Stalinist Russia... Continue Reading →

Dynamite is there to keep the life moving … “Still Life With Woodpecker” by Tom Robbins

Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins My rating: 3 of 5 stars As always, Tom Robbins is entertaining in a wacky way. The story is a whirlwind of funny phrases and euphemisms.It is full of unique and brilliant views on life, humanity and the world we live in.However, be prepared to feel like you... Continue Reading →


Even Killers do not enjoy War… “Marathon” by Christian Cameron book review …

Marathon by Christian Cameron My rating: 5 of 5 stars I believe this installment of "The Long War" series is even better then the first book.Cameron delivers an amazing description of the Battle of Marathon.. The politics, details and the action leave one unable to put down the book, or in my case Kindle.However, what... Continue Reading →


Only some are True Killers … Review of Killer of Men by Christian Cameron

Killer of Men by Christian Cameron My rating: 4 of 5 stars Entertaining read and nice work of historical fiction.I greatly enjoyed the perspective of a man who is not only skilled fighter but enjoys the art of killing.As Cameron states, he spend a lot of time through his career with elite professional soldiers. However,... Continue Reading →


Post-Human Series by David Simpson review

Sub-Human by David Simpson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Entertaining action sci-fi. Very much in the classical 50's Asimov style. Nice opening to the series. View all my reviews Post-Human by David Simpson My rating: 2 of 5 stars While the concept is interesting, the story line fails to engage and simple.I was left... Continue Reading →


I would have killed Katniss Everdeen! Review of Hunger Games Series (Spoiler Alert)

With all the hype of the movies and readers claims that these is one of the best trilogies out there, I decided to join the heard and read them. Here is my opinion in bullet points: The story is simple and predictable The characters are basic Some story-line gaps The violence is PG The second book... Continue Reading →


The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough

The First Man in Rome: 1 by Colleen McCullough My rating: 4 of 5 stars Great narrative of the fall of republic. The detail of political intrigue in Rome is entertaining and detailed. I is nice to see a author who is bringing attention to other great Roman leader besides Julius Cesar. Marius and Sulla... Continue Reading →


Review of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild and White Fang” and why I think it should be classified as a dog training guide

The Call of the Wild/White Fang by Jack London My rating: 5 of 5 stars Classic and a great read!!! I read it long time ago as a child and in Russian. Reading it this time, as an adult, makes these stories more meaningful and thought provoking. It saddens me that these days kids/teens read... Continue Reading →


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