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Spam Nation by

Krebs has become a celebrity in the security community, one of the few well-known names that have made it into the mainstream media. So I was expecting this to be a detailed walk through the how and why of spam.┬áThat’s not what I got though. The author started out as a journalist, and it’s this – Read the rest of this review

Ghostman by

It’s been a while since I’ve read a contemporary thriller, partly because every back cover I read sounded so cliched. That accusation can’t be leveled at this book. Following our protagonist, a ‘ghostman’ — which is to say a chameleon who can change his appearance and body language to take on different personalities — we – Read the rest of this review

Total Recall by

Very few people can’t have heard of Arnie, the body builder turned actor turned governor. Not so many know how he’s achieved the things he’s done, and that is what this book lays out. Schwarzenegger tells his life story, starting from his early days in an Austrian village that had no running water through to – Read the rest of this review

A Wizard of Earthsea by

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow would be the perfect way to describe this story. At times it seems to drag on despite its short length, only to explode into a cacophony of action. It’s a short book (my version finished at 201 pages), which was one of the reasons I picked it from my ‘to – Read the rest of this review