David Nicholls – Us * Man Booker Prize 2014

I found this lovely book in the charity pile and I was wondering why. I mean, Man Booker Prize winners should not really reside in Charity Bins at the local shops. Maybe someone did a clearout and didn’t really like the cover? As I continued reading I realised what had happened. The person who donatedContinue reading “David Nicholls – Us * Man Booker Prize 2014”

Pen Hadow * Solo

Interesting auto-biography of Pen Hadow who had attempted a few times to get to the North Pole but ends up creating a business with his wive’s help to bring others to what he couldn’t attain. Struggles for funding, issues with company PR, all topped by a strong desire to succeed against the odds. It’s aContinue reading “Pen Hadow * Solo”

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Evan and Nicole live on the rez all the way north in Ontario, ever so close to the Inuit lands surrounding Hudson Bay. Author Waubgeshig Rice is a First Nations native from a less-northerly band than Evan and Nicole’s, so I was ready to believe him when he told me the details of his novel’sContinue reading “Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice”

[AUDIOBOOK] Social Engineering The Art of Human Hacking – Hagnagy

The first book to reveal and dissect the technical aspect of many social engineering maneuvers. From elicitation, pretexting, influence and manipulation all aspects of social engineering are picked apart, discussed and explained by using real world examples, personal experience and the science behind them to unraveled the mystery in social engineering.

Hell by Yasutaka Tsutsui

I have attempted reading this book at least on four different occasions and I’m afraid that yesterday I managed to finish it. This is one for the Charity bin. Fifty-seven-year-old Takeshi has just been involved in a traffic accident. When he wakes up, he is in a strange bar and is no longer crippled asContinue reading “Hell by Yasutaka Tsutsui”

Fate Forsaken – Harbringer * Shae Ford

Seventeen years ago, a long and bloody rebellion wracked the six united regions of the Kingdom. Now the new King wields the vast and unvanquished army of Midlan with his right hand, and with his left has granted a small group of thugs — the nobles he calls his Sovereign Five — unbridled rule overContinue reading “Fate Forsaken – Harbringer * Shae Ford”

David Thompson – Fang and Claw

To survive the untamed wilderness a man needs all the friends he can get. No one can battle the continual dangers for long on his own. Even a fearless frontiersman like Nate King needs help now and then and he’s always ready to give it when it’s needed. So when an elderly Shoshone warrior comesContinue reading “David Thompson – Fang and Claw”

Clive Cusler – Arctic Drift

A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming… A series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia… A rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war… NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason toContinue reading “Clive Cusler – Arctic Drift”

Shall we tell the president? * Jeffrey Archer

Florentyna Kane is the first woman president of the United States. At 7.30 one evening, the FBI learn of a plot to kill her – the 1,572nd such threat of the year. At 8.30, five people know all the details. By 9.30, four of them are dead. FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows the ‘when’.Continue reading “Shall we tell the president? * Jeffrey Archer”