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Yuval Noah Harari – 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018) Review

Historian Yuval Noah Harari made a name for himself with his successful non-fiction book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. A very readable and easy to understand view of the rise of humanity, yet also brimming with fresh perspectives. Then … Continue reading

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The Lobster (2015)

7.5/10 Listen. In an alternative world, it is forbidden to be single. Loners are rounded up and brought to hotels, where they have 45 days to partner up inside the hotel. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal … Continue reading

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Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind (2014)

Do we really need another book about the general history of humankind? That was my first question. After all, authors like Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs and Steel; The Third Chimpanzee) and Ian Morris (Why the West Rules- For Now) already … Continue reading

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Mark Lawrence – Emperor of Thorns (2013)

9/10 150 pages into this book and again I am really torn about what to think of The Broken Empire trilogy. There are two elements pulling me in different directions: the excellent writing and plotting and the excessive violence. These … Continue reading

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Turbo Kid (2015)

6.5/10 In a post-apocalyptic 1997, a kid becomes an action hero and challenges a local gang of post-apocalyptic bikers. Coming soon, to a wasteland near you. Quietly, 80s nostalgia became a big thing. The first signs might have come in … Continue reading

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Why YA dystopias never got good

There are so many problems with Young Adult post-apocalyptic dystopia franchises. Here is why they were popular for the last few years but were doomed from the start to ever reach any levels of quality. They got popular because the … Continue reading

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Peter F. Hamilton – Judas Unchained (2005)

8/10 After finishing Pandora’s Star (2004) I had basically no choice but to start Judas Unchained (2005). It is not so much a sequel to the first book as the continuation of the story. Together, Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained … Continue reading

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