readingfastandalot

Reading fast and a lot: I do and you can too

“How come you read so many books?”. This question is posed to me all the time. And usually, I have the same answer – I shrug, smile and give a non-committal response. Now, I realize that’s not really helpful; so, I am going to lay bare some truths from my... Read more

sufficiently adv magic

Review of the ‘Sufficiently Advanced Magic’ by Andrew Rowe

‘Sufficiently Advanced Magic’ is the first book in the ‘Arcane Ascension’ series. Andrew Rowe is its author. He is a professional game designer who’s worked at Blizzard, Obsidian and Cryptic Studios. His expertise shines through in his books where the worlds are meticulously designed, with magic being almost counter-intuitively scientific.... Read more

superforecasting

Review of Superforecasting by Philip E. Tetlock

  Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction is written by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner. Philip Tetlock, a Wharton professor, is the author of a 20-year-old study that showed that even the best experts are only slightly better than random chance at predicting events. He has been now... Read more

Sleepless Nights

Review of ‘Horror Stories: 51 Sleepless Nights’ by Tobias Wade

  Disclaimer: I was gifted the book by the author for an honest review. “Horror Stories: 51 Sleepless Nights ” is written by Tobias Wade, former neuroscience researcher and author. ’51 Sleepless Nights’ is an  anthology of fifty-one (duh!) horror/thriller short stories involving all kinds of fears including arachnophobia (spiders), changelings,... Read more

Delirium Brief

Review of ‘The Delirium Brief’ by Charles Stross

“The Delirium Brief” is written by Charles Stross. It is book #8 in ‘The Laundry Files’ series. This series mixes up science fiction, fantasy, the occult, parts of the Cthulhu mythos along with inanity and humour of ‘The Office’. It is a must read for geeks, especially those working in... Read more

Revanche Cycle

Review of the ‘Revanche Cycle’ by Craig Schaefer

The “Revanche Cycle”, written by Craig Schaefer, is a low fantasy quadrilogy. It consists of the following books – “Winter’s Reach”, “The Instruments of Control”, “Terms of Surrender” and “Queen of the Night”. The series weaves a complex tapestry of magic, politics, religion, intrigue and action ranging across multiple characters... Read more

to pixar and beyond

Review of To Pixar and Beyond by Lawrence Levy

  To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey With Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History is written by Lawrence Levy. He is a lawyer turned executive who was Pixar’s CFO and guided its strategy to transform it into a multi-billion dollar entertainment studio. He was also a close associate of... Read more