Non-Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

Fatal System Error by

I work in the tech industry and have an interest in cybercrime, especially tales from the front lines. I put some of that down to Cliff Stoll’s excellent account — still the best book I’ve read on the subject. This professed to detail the story of the hunt for shadowy crime lords who use the – Read the rest of this review

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by

I had no idea what this was about heading in. I kept stumbling across Sedaris’ name in various places, without any real context. The title of the book was intriguing, so I took a punt. It consists of several ‘essays’ about events or memories taken from the author’s life, including everything from shopping for a – Read the rest of this review

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

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