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The Power by

Not sure where I got the recommendation for this, but it was the premise that intrigued me. The story is told from the viewpoint of several different characters from totally different backgrounds, and they are constantly moving locations to add even more variety (it would have been interesting to see the changes within a specific – Read the rest of this review

How to Stop Time by

What would happen if you didn’t age like everyone else and you lived longer, a lot longer. How much longer? Well, you were born in the 15th Century, but you look like you’re in your forties now. That’s the situation the protagonist of this book is in. It’s an interesting premise and it gives it – Read the rest of this review

Children of Dune by

I picked up the miniseries that stars James McAvoy on DVD a while back and was suitably lost in the story, and the low production value. I was hoping this would help make sense of it. This was the final part of the three-book collection I had. As the name suggests, it follows the children – Read the rest of this review

Shoe Dog by

For those who are not aware, Phil Knight is the founder of Nike. In this book, Knight charts the history leading up to the establishment of Nike’s precursor, Blue Ribbon Shoes, through to Nike becoming an established player in the sports arena. It’s an interesting story because it was far from a straight and easy – Read the rest of this review

Dune Messiah by

This is a short entry compared to the others in the trilogy. It also involves a lot more navel-gazing than the first. Gone are the battles, the fighting and the grand visions. They’re replaced with plots, intrigue and battles of conscience. Having created an empire, set a galaxy-wide jihad in motion and been deified by – Read the rest of this review