November 2015 - Book of Bogan

Review – In the Blood by R L Martinez

Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review. I think that the events of this book feel like the characters won the war, but then lost the battle. In the Blood is the story of twin sisters who are separated by a great distance. Ottilde is locked in... Read More »

Review – House of War by James Carroll

The subtitle of this book is “The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power” which is pretty accurate, based on the book’s assertions. Every so often I read a book which really makes me mad about the fucked up way that the world works, and the atrocities and madness which have been perpetrated in... Read More »

Review – Contact Sport by J K George

Disclaimer – I received an advance reader copy of this book through NetGalley in return for an honest review. Contact Sport is a book about a somewhat obscure, and unknown (at least to me) sort called Contesting or Radiosporting, Specifically a competition which took place in 2014. This somewhat anachronistic event involves ham radio operators... Read More »

Review – The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski

The hunt for high-ranking Nazis after the second world war is one of those periods of history about which I thought I had at least some knowledge. Probably the most famous of the Nazi hunters is Simon Wiesenthal, an Austrian jew who survived the concentration camps, and determined to hunt down the people responsible for... Read More »

Review – The Angola Deception by D C Alden

The Angola Deception is a conspiracy/spy/thriller novel, and I received it from NetGalley in return for an honest review. This novel suffers from generic genre mediocrity in the worst possible way. Reading this book I felt like I was again a naive teenager growing up in the 90s – watching the movie Conspiracy Theory, getting... Read More »

Review – Strangers on a Bridge by James Donovan vs Bridge of Spies (film)

After hearing about the new Tom Hanks novel – Bridge of Spies – I was very interested in watching the movie. After learning that there was a book written by James Donovan – the central character played by Tom Hanks – based on his diaries kept at the time, I was also interested to see... Read More »