A Review of The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World

The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World by Damon Krukowski My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is more than just a simple “back to vinyl” sermon, refreshingly. It’s a highly scientific and socio-psychological look at the history of recorded music, the transition from analog to digital, and what that means …

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A Review of Long Beach State: A Brief History

Long Beach State: A Brief History by Barbara Kingsley-Wilson Scott Holstad's review 4 out of 5 stars   As an alumnus of Long Beach State, or California State University Long Beach, as it's officially known, I was really excited to hear this book existed, to get it and read it. And I largely, mostly enjoyed …

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A Review of Outriders

Outriders by Jay Posey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Meh. While Outriders had some interesting concepts, it really didn't do much for me and actually left me bored at times. I had a hard time trying to finish it. It's military sci fi that's more military fiction that also tries to be spy fiction. …

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A Review of To Honor You Call Us

To Honor You Call Us by H. Paul Honsinger My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed a great deal of To Honor You Call Us, yet there was quite a bit about it I did not enjoy. Captain Max Robichaux has been given command of the USS Cumberland, a bad luck destroyer with a …

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A Review of Rainbows End

Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge My rating: 2 of 5 stars I admittedly haven't read much Vernor Vinge, but I know some of his books have won several Hugo Awards, including this one. But whenever I read him, I just don't enjoy his books. Admittedly, Vinge is an idea guy. He comes up with big …

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A Review of Dreadnought

Dreadnought by B.V. Larson My rating: 3 of 5 stars In Dreadnought, B.V. Larson’s second book in the Lost Colonies Trilogy, the Battle Cruiser “Defiant” has been retrofitted with the best of both Earth and Beta technology. Its acknowledged mission is to re-open channels to the old Colonies. On board is Captain William Sparhawk's great …

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A Review of A New Earth

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle My rating: 3 of 5 stars Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth is an interesting New Age spiritual enlightenment book marrying eastern and western religious traditions and beliefs and focusing on a couple of core areas: the ego and pain. Tolle spends the first half …

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A Review of Coercion

Coercion by Tim Tigner My rating: 4 of 5 stars Coercion is a very good spy/thriller set in 1990 during the Gorbachev/Perestroika Russian years. “Knyaz” is a super secret organization within the KGB that wants to gain control by ridding the country of Gorbachev and giving Russia its own version of Perestroika. With Vasily Karpov, …

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