January 2018 - Book of Bogan

Power and Empire by Marc Cameron

Ever since the passing of the great Tom Clancy, there have been a steady stream of ‘co-written’ books by a number of other authors, some with major readerships of their own, and some lesser-knowns. They can be a bit hit and miss, and while I particualrly enjoy the work of Mark Greaney in this series,... Read More »

Being Watched by Jeffrey L Vagle

The concept of privacy in the modern world is an interesting one. People casually give away great swaths of personal information to large corporations in return for useful apps and games, but for most people, the idea that their government is spying on them is – at the very least – disturbing. What is interesting... Read More »

Gallipoli by Peter Fitzsimons

This is one of those history books that should get one’s blood boiling. Fitzsimons takes a detailed look at the deeds and misdeeds of the ANZACs, and their commanding generals, who took part in the battles on the Gallipoli Peninsula. There has been a tendency to mythologise, or lionize the ANZAC ‘legend’ in Australia, and... Read More »

What does this button do by Bruce Dickinson

I’m an unabashed metalhead, and die hard Iron Maiden fan, so when this book came out I was utterly fascinated by the story of its (sometime) lead singer, and all around badarse, Bruce Dickinson. So often we see the very public persona of musicians, but this book is a very heartfelt, personal look at the... Read More »