Sweatshop Greed

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Lang Reid
Sweatshop Greed (ISBN 978-1-481-06833-8, self-published, 2013), is a first novel for Aussie expatriate Michael Conlon, which came to me directly from the author. For that alone, he scored brownie points…

Pop Darrell’s Last Case

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Lang Reid
One of the more prolific expat writers is Dean Barrett with numerous books covering several genre, including fiction and non-fiction, poetry and children’s books. Whilst he may be a China…

Are you smart enough to work at Google?

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Lang Reid
“Googling” is these days an international pursuit. So much so I am amazed they haven’t made it into a reality games show for TV. William Poundstone, author of “How would…

Theodore Boone - The Accused

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48 By Lang Reid
Something different this week. A John Grisham novel, the third in his Theodore Boone series, with the target audience being 10-15 year olds (eighth grade students in the USA).

The Killing Chase

Friday, 21 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 47 By Lang Reid
Hot on the heels of his first book The Killing Code, author Craig Hurren has come out with the sequel, The Killing Chase (ISBN 978-150240-967-6, 2014). I reviewed The Killing…

Hardwiring Happiness

Friday, 14 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 46 By Lang Reid
Hardwiring Happiness proclaims that it will reshape your brain and your life.  In fact, the New Scientist even goes as far as stating that this book “might change your life.”

1000 years of annoying the French

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45 By Lang Reid
I re-read this book 1000 years of Annoying the French (ISBN 978-0-552-77575-5, Bantam Press, 2010) by Stephen Clarke, a writer who these days lives in Paris, and found it just…

Veni Vidi Vici

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Lang Reid
Veni, Vidi, Vici is a Latin phrase that is known by most people, so it is understandable that author Peter Jones would use it for the title his latest book…

El Narco

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Lang Reid
El Narco, The Bloody Rise of the Mexican Drug Cartels (ISBN 978-1-4088-2243-2, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013) caught my eye in Bookazine (The Avenue) and was selected as this week’s book for…

History of the World in Twelve Maps

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Lang Reid
I have always enjoyed being in the company of anyone who is totally passionate about some subject, even if I (previously) had no interest in it at all. Author of…

Adolf Hitler

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41 By Lang Reid
As time marches on, there are large chunks of our history which can be shown to be fallaciously reported, through to downright lies.  The younger generation are often fed misrepresentations…

Writing on the Wall

Friday, 03 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 40 By Lang Reid
I am not a lover of FaceBook.  I do not have a Twitter account.  So when I spied Writing on the Wall on the Bookazine shelves which on its front…

What Should We Be Worried About?

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Lang Reid
What keeps scientist awake at night?  The book “What Should We Be Worried About?” is a very interesting slant on today’s world and where we are heading (ISBN978-0-06-229623-8, Harper Collins…

Honorary Consul Pattaya

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Lang Reid
Barry Kenyon worked as the British Honorary Consul in Pattaya for 14 years up to 2010.  In that time, he met all types of British subjects and dealt with all…

Cycle of Lies

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Lang Reid
Lance Armstrong was a world name for his fight against cancer and then his fight to be one of the best racing cyclists known. Unfortunately he also became an infamous…
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