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The Coming Wave

18th Jun 2024

Mustafa Suleyman I thought this would have more behind the scenes from Deepmind and Inflection AI. It does have some of that but mostly it is about alignment and what could happen if we get this wrong. It is well thought out and reasoned and i could...

High Lord

1st Jun 2024

Trudi Canavan This was the best of the three books. It was well paced has some good magic battles and has the characters we know from the first two books. Fleshing out the Sachakans nation with their Ichani outcasts was good. Not something I would p...

The Novice

2nd May 2024

Trudi Canavan Another nice and easy to read fantasy. Continuing on with Sonea's leaning at the Magicians Guild. There are only 2 basic storylines in this book, one is soneas and character sat the Guild. Then Dannyl is travelling and searching throug...

The Magicians Guild

11th Apr 2024

Trudi Canavan This was an easy and comfortable fantasy. Set in one city with minimal characters. We follow the story of a slum dwelling girl who finds she has natural skills in magic. But the magic normally the domain of the wealthy and elite at the...

Gold Rush

21st Mar 2024

Jim Richards This was a fun look into Gold Fever. It was autobiographical and travel/work drama. Similiar to the previous book I read this year about oil rigs. But this time Jim wanted to get rich and this documents all the ways he tried and all the...

Life Ascending

1st Mar 2024

Nick Lane This was a dense and fascinating book. Nick has chapters that cover The Origin of Life, DNA, Photosynthesis, The Complex Cell, Sex, Movement, Sight, Hot Blood, Consciousness and Death. Some chapters were a bit tough for me to understand, w...

This is not a Drill

25th Jan 2024

Paul Carter Adventures around the world on oilfields. Paul shares his life on various field around the world and part of his life back home here is Australia, talking about his Dad and falling in love and his wife. It is a fun book and an easy read,...

Furious Hours

10th Jan 2024

Murder, Fraud, and the last trial of Harper LeeCasey CepThis was a very engaging book. She broke it into 3 parts: The Reverence, The Lawyer, The Writer.I enjoyed all three parts. It reminded me of midnight in the garden of good and evil, due to it be...