May 2016 - Page 2 of 2 - Book of Bogan

The Closing of the Net by Monica Horten

The Closing of the Net by Monica HortenI received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. I realised in reading this book that I have been ‘on’ the internet for over 20 years, and in that time I have seen quite an evolution in the way that society views, uses, and seeks to control the internet. The internet... Read More »

Chin by Larry McShane

Chin by Larry McShaneI received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Chin is a biography of a Mafia boss, Vincent Gigante, referred to by the nickname The Chin. He was a significant Mafia boss in the Genovese crime family who spent most of his life trying to convince the world that he was... Read More »

Prison Break by Steven Teles, David Dagan

Prison Break by Steven Teles, David DaganI received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. The book is subtitled “Why conservatives turned against mass incarceration” and purports to examine why the right wing of politics have moved away from the concept of being tough on crime, and the mass incarceration of criminals of all shapes, sizes, and... Read More »

The Racketeer by John Grisham

The Racketeer by John GrishamI’ll be perfectly honest, I have not read a John Grisham novel in a long time. It used to be a semi-yearly, reliable thing that he would release a quality legal mystery thriller with gripping current events mixed with courtroom drama… and then he stopped… and started writing more prosaic novels, and I stopped reading... Read More »