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Dune by

I was aware of Dune from the movie, which is one of my favourites (it’s well worth a watch, because the design team was clearly on something strong). I knew it was based on a book and I’d been meaning to read it for a while. I actually have the first three books in an – Read the rest of this review

Letters to a Young Poet by

This is a collection of letters from Bohemian poet Rainer Maria Rilke to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old officer cadet at military academy. The letters were sent between 1903 and 1908. Kappus was an aspiring poet and reached out to Rilke as he was a former cadet at the same academy. He was originally looking for – Read the rest of this review

Never Split the Difference by ,

This book sells itself as all about negotiation, and I think most people would see that as aimed at salesmen or corporate bigwigs working on multi-million dollar deals. It’s not though. We negotiate pretty much every day in some capacity — whether it be with a spouse, your children, or your boss. I always assumed – Read the rest of this review

A Blink of the Screen by

This is a collection of shorter fiction, from an author who admits he finds such lengths a challenge. It really does cover his career, ordered chronologically from his first published works (back when magazines bought and featured short fiction) through to the time when this book was released. It ends almost exclusively with Discworld stories. – Read the rest of this review