February 2016 - Page 2 of 2 - Book of Bogan

Review – Days of Rage by Brian Burrough

I must confess that despite its relative historical nearness, the period covered by this book was not previously-well known to me. I have been dimly aware of the existence of groups like The Weather Underground, the Black Panther Party, and the Symbionese Liberation Army, to varying degrees. One might say (tongue in cheek) that this book... Read More »

Review – Code Name Papa by John Murray, Sharon Murray and Abby Jones

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You know those action movies that have a random, unnecessary romance angle between the hero and the damsel in distress that feels tacked on at the end? This is a book which flips this recipe and fills a book which... Read More »

Review – The Chimera Vector by Nathan M Farrugia

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I can’t help but wonder if every Australian thriller writer from here on out is bound to be compared to Matthew Reilly. I try not to do that sort of thing, but when I read in the first... Read More »

Review – Bodyguard of Deception by Samuel Marquis

Is the Denver Post an important measure of what makes a bestselling author? Maybe I’m missing something. The author’s bio proclaims that he is a #1 bestselling author according to the Denver Post, which I guess is a big thing, if you live in Colorado, which he does. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this... Read More »

Review – Ice Diaries by Jean McNeil

This book surprised me at how charming I found it, although it took finishing the book, and taking some time to digest what I had just read for me to come to that realisation. I have read a number of biographies of Ernest Shackleton and other Antarctic explorers, including some of the works referred to... Read More »

Review – Islamism by Tarek Osman

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I think this is the third book I have read recently about the phenomenon of Islamism, including the most recent rise of IS, or ISIS. And I suppose that I was spoiled to some degree by those I have... Read More »

Review – Terms of Use by Scott Allan Morrison

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. Terms of Use is a techno thriller which – while slightly exaggerated – explores some of the very real spectres that lurk in the technology we use every day without thinking about it. There is the overarching, all-powerful social... Read More »