Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Little Prince

I don't write a lot of negative book reviews on this site. That's not because I don't come across terrible books, but because I usually put such books down before finishing them, so any reviews would be based on incomplete information. But that's not the case here, as The Little Prince was short enough that I was able to power through it even though it was really bad.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A Natural History of the Future

Predictions about the future are doomed to be wrong, and yet there are general concepts that we can learn about our past and present that can help us prepare for that uncertain future. Rob Dunn's A Natural History of the Future is a fantastic exploration of some basic tenets of ecology and evolution that can help guide our species to a more prosperous destiny.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Mr. Putin

What is Putin's end goal? Everyone seems to know what it is, but the problem is that they are saying different things. Is he trying to build an empire? Trying to re-create the Soviet Union? Simply protecting Russia from NATO? To help me make up my own mind, I just read Fiona Hill's Mr Putin.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Dame Mas GASSolina

Shares of GASS are down 80% from their 2014 highs, and thus trade at an 83% discount to the latest book value. Read more...

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The War Widow

At the end of World War II, the men who survived combat returned home to find that their jobs had been taken by women. As a result, there was a lot of pressure on women to relinquish their positions so that the men could have them back.

At the same time, while the war was now over, many of the particularly depraved Nazis who had inflicted especially egregious tortures on their victims had escaped and were hiding around the world.

It's with this backdrop that Tara Moss' historical fiction novel The War Widow takes place.