Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character … review and quotes


Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mr Feynman reminds me of my grandfather. Prankster and joker, who enjoyed his life and people around him. Topping that, Feynman is a genius and had tremendous impact on the world of physics. This book is... Continue Reading →

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Forever War by Joe Haldeman


The Forever War by Joe Haldeman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Easy read and somewhat predictable story. However, it is very entertaining and engaging. Haldeman creates a story with realistic military complexity and stupidity. His use of time dilation in space travel, which is often ignored in sci-fi novel, adds an intriguing and thought... Continue Reading →

Review of The Martian by Andy Weir


The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was a great surprise. The character is well developed and the story flows smoothly. The narrative is funny, witty and smart.Andy Weir does a great job bringing science to the reader in an intelligent, well researched and detailed way. It makes this... Continue Reading →

Review of On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads by Tim Cope


On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads by Tim Cope My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a long and fascinating tale of adventure, history and culture. Tim Cope delivers an exciting story, that at some points can be almost fiction, about his ride from Mongolia... 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 →

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful story from Neil Gaiman.If Caroline is a kid's book and Graveyard Stories is an adult fairy tale, this book is in between.The imagery is dark and deep and the story is full of wit and intelligence.Gaiman... Continue Reading →

Review of Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities by Christian Cameron


Tyrant: Destroyer Of Cities by Christian Cameron My rating: 5 of 5 stars Great addition to Tyrant series. Satirus and Melitta are at their prime and continue to fight for their right. Cameron comes back to the seas and as always delivers an incredible insight into ancient naval warfare. This installation of the series also... Continue Reading →

Sound of the Book: Shantaram is Down Under


Some books become special for us. A story might have touched us in some way during a special time in our life. I have few books that I have connected with in that way. However, in the past few years, I've noticed that some books have associated themselves with specific songs. Whenever I hear the song,... Continue Reading →

The Spear and the Sea … review of Poseidon’s Spear by Christian Cameron


Poseidon's Spear by Christian Cameron My rating: 5 of 5 stars Awesome sequel to already great historical series.Cameron switches gears and brings us in to the world of naval warfare and adventure during the Classical Greek period. The reader is immersed in to the fascinating details of difficulties and dangers of sailing very basic and... Continue Reading →

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