Books

9.1

Seneca On The Shortness Of Life

Normally, I would review a book by writing what I think, but this is different. Seneca, or Lucius Annaeus Seneca, AKA "Seneca the Younger", lived almost 2000 ye...
9.6

Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

Published in 1979, GEB was said to be the next "On the origin of species", and I think it still might be. Even though it's now almost 40 years old, it's a remar...
8.5

Longitude by Dava Sobel

Sailors for hundreds of years could tell their latitude by seeing where it stood at it's highest point in the sky, and then consulting a table, the further Nort...
8.5

Identically Different by Tim Spector

There was once a man named  Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who said that individuals can pass on traits they'd developed during their lifetimes. The classic example of ...
9.5

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

The world seems to be split in two when it comes to the book: those that adore it, and those that abhor it. It's one of my favourites. This book in a nutshel...
9.1

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Sometimes I try learn something, whether it's a point of view or a writing style, so I pick up the occasional award winner to read. That way I know that chances...