Books

Books

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The key thing to know about this book is that if you liked The Thursday Murder Club, then you will love this! The gang is all back –...

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Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Having just read one novel, where there’s a book-within-a-book as a key part of the plot, I turned to The Plot by Jean Hanff...

Books, Technology

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to Casey Newton of The Platformer, for both his newsletter and The Vergecast podcast. It was a...

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Billy Summers by Stephen King

I’m not sure what kind of deal Stephen King has with his publishers (Simon & Schuster in the US, Hodder & Stoughton in the...

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Recently Read Crime Fiction

Note: There has been, and will be, a flurry of book reviews on this blog at the moment. In part because I’ve suddenly been reading a...

Books

The Cult of We: WeWork and the Great Start-Up Delusion

I’m not 100% sure when I became fascinated with the office sub-leasing business WeWork, but it was certainly ahead of its mid-2019...

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An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang

For a long time now, Facebook has had a serious problem with some of its users – myself included – a lack of trust. It’s...

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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

If there is one non-fiction title I’ve been looking forward to reading for a while, it is this definitive story of the Sackler family...

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The Premonition by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis’ books are always very readable as he has a knack of navigating you through sometimes very complicated stories. In The...

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Nightshade by Annalena McAfee

Eve Laing is an artist who works in her London studio on works based around very accurate reproductions of flowers. But she is perhaps most...