Book review: The Hunger Games

In short an amazing book, with some problems with deus ex machina at times. The very ending was a bit anti-climactic. Some really surprising twists and great characters. Strong female characters and the semi-lack of sexism is a huge plus. In short an amazing book, with some problems with deus ex machina at times. The […]

Yet another ”Home” update

So it is now all finalised – the second edition of my book ”Home” is proofed to the nth degree, accepted by the printer people and basically all done for sale. I have pushed the magic button, meaning it will begin selling at Amazon (.com, .co.uk, .de, .fr, .whatever) in the next week or so. […]

Life, part III: 2013

2013. It always feels weird when facing a new number, every year the same number. I’m enticed to say that the years feel more and more science fiction and futuristic in the 21st century, but I’m sure it felt exactly the same when predicting the near future or facing new years in the 1900s, or […]

Christopher Hitchens – Mortality (2012)

It took me a long time to digest ”Mortality” before sitting down and writing this review. In short, this is a non-fiction tale of a man’s battle with cancer (or rather, as he would put it, cancer’s battle with him) and his ultimate death. Whether or not you like Chris Hitchens’ philosophy, views on religion […]

Books of March 2012

These are the books read or listened to in March. Philip Plait: “Death from the Skies! The Science Behind the End of the World” (2008) Balancing between depression, amusement and fascination, astronomer Phil Plait (of badastronomy.com) lists a number of ways in which the race of humanity could be wiped out – everything from asteroid […]

Books of January 2012

I’ve overall been extremely slow with book reviews on this blog, the basic reason being that I never get around to listing and reviewing all the books I read. So, my new (hopefully consistent) project is to keep a constant list of all books I read, with a shorter review along with them. Seeing as I […]

Google Ngram Viewer

Google Ngram Viewer is a statistical tool for tracking the occurrence of words in books throughout history. Strongly recommended for anyone who likes things. Google Ngram Viewer is a statistical tool for tracking the occurrence of words in books throughout history. Strongly recommended for anyone who likes things.

Förvirrelsen, ilskan, paniken, döden: Romananalys av Andreas Romans Vigilante

  Känner inte alla en konstant ilska, en ilska som bara finns där, som bara existerar utan att någonsin försvinna? Den kanske minskas ibland, sjunker i grad, men den försvinner aldrig. Den bara ligger där i bakhuvudet och gror, där den för det mesta inte gör någon skada, annat än att man då och då […]

The Two Dogs

English essay on how Candy’s dog foreshadowed Lennie’s death in John Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men. Finished on December 14th, 2007. Long before the death of Candy’s old dog, several references between the lines suggest its faith – as well as, later revealed, Lennie’s.             The first time the dog is ever mentioned, on […]