Category: Books

Review: The Tycoons by Charles Morris

May 15th, 2008
The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy by Charles R. Morris - 6.5/10 Interesting book, and with decent details as to the creation of the business empires of the titular men.… more »

Latest Books: Dissolution, Constantinople, The Amulet of Samarkand

April 29th, 2008
Dissolution by C.J. Sansom - 7.5/10 Very interesting period, and well-conveyed. As a mystery novel it wasn't very, well, mysterious, but the characters were compelling and the historical setting was fascinating. The dissolution of the English monasterie… more »

Reviews: The Bank Job, Red Lightning

April 3rd, 2008
The wife and I went to see 'The Bank Job' last night. Decent film, nothing to write home about. I give it a 6/10. Also finished John Varley's Red Lightning a few days ago. Decent book, nothing to write home about. The folks at Boing Boing raved about… more »