Author Archive | JasonC

Comic Review: X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont My rating: 4 of 5 stars I first read the Dark Phoenix Saga (as individual comics) during college in the early 90’s. Given the release of the Dark Phoenix movie, I thought I’d re-read it to see any similarities. I’m not going to spoil either the comic […]

Review: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is an absolute must read for everyone in our society. Any society. I cannot recommend it highly enough, because it is IMPORTANT. The topic is important, the discussion is important and most of all, it […]

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a fantastic, fun read. A little “lighter” than many of Stephenson’s books, but still with a good, deep jab of an idea. It begins with a rather technical premise: what if, using theories of quantum physics, you could […]

Review of The Naturalist

The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne My rating: 3 of 5 stars The premise of The Naturalist was pretty cool – a computational biologist uses his unique skillset to create an algorithm that helps him find the likely location of bodies from missing people files. The writing was fair and the supporting characters are written pretty […]

Review: The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America – by Erik Larson Solid 4 Stars I read this book in anticipation of discussion on the relatively new podcast – No Dumb Questions which has been awesome. NDQ recently covered Ready Player One (in depth, and did a […]

Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)

With the movie coming out and looking very interesting, I wanted to tackle this one. I can hardly count the number of people who have recommended this series and named it their favorite series ever, so I went into it with eagerness and anticipation.  This is my first Stephen King novel. I’m not a big […]

Review: Abaddon’s Gate

Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fantastic 3rd novel in The Expanse series. James Holden and his crew again find themselves in the middle of major events going on in the solar system. It looks pretty bleak at the beginning of the novel and they almost lose the Rocinante. […]

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