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Very cool

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Reviewed: 26-08-2019

This is a creative take on the SciFi genre that cleverly weaves future technologies with philosophical questions and considerations of cross-cultural relations. Very entertaining.

A clever and enjoyable SciFi listen

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Reviewed: 22-04-2019

The author studied zoology and it shows in this book. The result borders at times on horror for arachniphobes but is a unique and enjoyable tale.

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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Reviewed: 10-03-2019

Red Rising is great. The clipped style, links to ancient Rome and Greece all set in sci-fi make this a great listen.

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Wonderful. Just wonderful.

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Reviewed: 11-02-2019

Winton has turned Ocker Aussie into poetry in this exploration of masculinity. A wonderful listen.

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An elegant and rational approach to investing

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Reviewed: 31-01-2019

Bogle articulates a realistic investment strategy that reflects the realities of the market- almost no one can outperform the market over the long term. This is how you get your fair share of returns in spite of this.

Nasty, vile alt-right rubbish

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Reviewed: 21-11-2018

I saw the title and got excited. I should have looked up the author. While he addresses logic and argumentation, he quickly descends into a snide monologue against anything feminism has ever influenced. In you want insight into the minds and worldview of men's rights activists and their efforts to scale back women's rights to the mid 1800s then this is the book for you. I was reminded, for example, that they take themselves and their project to hurt women very seriously. But don't expect to hear the author apply the logic or argumentation he occasionally mentions because, well, he just doesn't do that.

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A wonderful listen

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Reviewed: 01-11-2018

I saw the movie in the 80s or 90s as a kid and just listened to the book. It didn't disappoint. Nostalgic fun. Enjoy.

Vietnam and vampires

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Reviewed: 28-10-2018

I read On Writing and King daid something about Salem's Lot being a story about the US coming to terms with the aftermath of the Vietnam War. That isn't central to SL, but it's a great listen nonetheless. It's more modern day Dracula. The narration is great. Enjoy.

This is (kind of) how Trump got in

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Reviewed: 26-09-2018

Forget 1984; this is more relevant to our current predicament. This is a wonderful and very readable prediction. Enjoy and tremble.

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Dystopian prophecy

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Reviewed: 29-08-2018

I read a review which said this book was prophetic rather than fictional. After reading it I am all the more inclined to agree. It's a dystopian prophecy of what the world could become if just a few things come to pass. Afterall, the seeds for gender inequity are already sown....