|Could this be what happens when you fall asleep while reading?|
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
|What Freedom Smells Like: A Memoir was written by Amy Lewis. This is actually a sad book. Sad do to her extreme mental issues. Sad because she needed more help mentally and emotionally to understand how out of control her life is throughout the whole story. The book seemed more like fiction than someones actual life. This book when you read it seems like a regurgitation of her feelings and thoughts but little else. She came off as very self centered person. I thought that Amy did not have much respect for others. The characters in the book where not all that developed except for Truth. Truth abused her and Amy keep admitting she was trapped and wanted out but when the end came for Truth she did not say anything about being free from the abuse. She was sad that he was gone. Amy wallowed in her sorrow for years after he passed. She even had a shrine for him. Who really was Truth? All the lies that he told her about who he was. You would think Amy would at least talk with his family about it. The amount of strange spiritual things that happened was a little too much to believe. The book just finally got to a point that the book was making little sense and it became really bizarre. Amy might have hated a lot of things about herself but one part she let us readers know about her that she loved:" I had never lacked sex appeal, and I knew it. It just wasn't a problem for me." If you want a up close look at mental illness this book might be for you. It just gets hard to read do to the lack of structure and any finesse in the writing.|
" I would like to thank NetGalley for allowing me to review this book"
Thursday, February 19, 2015
From the ancient Chinese spiritual masters "Learning to float, we survive"
"Thank You Allan Ament for giving me the opportunity to review your book"
Published 2014 by Booktrope
Kindle Edition, 198 pages
You can purchase the book here: Amazon
Saturday, February 14, 2015
The Face Transplant is a very good story. It is the writing that made it so hard to read. I have never read a book written like this one and it made it very confusing and annoying. The name of the person that was going to speak was written then a comma then what the person said. This made conversations between characters challenging to read. It was like the book was never edited.
The story is about Dr. Matthew MacAulay who is a surgeon who specializes in facial transplants. When his best friend and mentor Tom is killed Matthew is determined to find out who did it. Now Matthew has got himself into bigger trouble than he knows while trying to get justice for his friend. He is now on the run from individuals determined to kill him also. Alice a supercomputer that seems more like a human then a computer helps Matthew along with Sarah an anesthesiologist, Andy the director of the Facial Transplant Program and Kofi Adebayo who also works at the transplant facility working on computers and other stuff helps Matthew possibly (cannot say for sure) bringing down the mad and corrupt people involved and staying alive.
The story itself is very interesting. The concept of future science that is written is something that will get you thinking and a little unnerved. Face transplants and what that could be used for is endless. Someone commits a crime would they steal your face to get away with it? Plus other advanced weapons in the book are very interesting. This book is a fast thriller always keeping you on your toes until the end. It is full of twist and turns and full of surprises.
"Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to do this review"
Published By: CreateSpace
Friday, February 13, 2015
|"I got this book from LibraryThing for a honest review"|
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
This is a very informative book. Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon tells how stuxnet it was found by tech-support technicians at VirusBlokAda. At VirusBlokAda it was mainly O'Murchu and Chien that took apart Stuxnet in reverse to see what this virus/worm was made to do. They found it was only to attack specific computers and for what I think was a good reason. The book also discusses in great detail Iran's nuclear program. As we all know they are non-compliant with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), The foreign ministers from France, Germany and the UK (EU3), also the U.S.A. and many other places such as Israel, Egypt also Saudi Arabia.. You will learn in great detail about transforming one type of nuclear matter into another. I came away from this book not only learning what kinds of virus's exist but how they work. The fact that if you have enough money you can buy any type of virus, worm, etc. due to the fact that there are actual businesses that exist that look for exploits in all computer programs and sell them. I found that amazing. Stuxnet showed everyone how dangerous Iran's nuclear program was to the whole world. But this is just a tip of the iceberg of what the book is about. The book has great footnotes throughout that lists the writers sources and explains information that would otherwise make it a thousand page book. You will find that the footnotes are worth reading! I think this book would be a good read for people interested in computers, nuclear programs and Iran.
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Sunday, February 1, 2015
The Memory of a Salt Shaker is a very unique book. The concept of the story is original and engrossing. Sometimes short stories can lack in completeness but not this one. The book was a full complete story that did not leave you wondering about anything. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is a wonderful read. I do not want to write anything about the actual story because I do not want to give anything away.