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.
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 Läs mer
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 Läs mer
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 Läs mer
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 Läs mer
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 Läs mer
Google Ngram Viewer is a statistical tool for tracking the occurrence of words in books throughout history. Strongly recommended for anyone who likes things.
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 Läs mer
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 Läs mer
I have now finished the 40:th page of Angel of Death. I’m on the 27:th part (the book is divided into parts, which is shorter and divided into chapters), and the sixth chapter, called The StormÂ (StormenÂ in Swedish).